Queensland Anzac Centenary Grants Program

Anzac Centenary Queensland

Applications are now open for the Queensland Anzac Centenary Lasting Legacies and Spirit of Service grants programs. Funding is available for projects that commemorate the role played by Queenslanders in the First World War or other significant Australian military anniversaries. Recent changes have made the grants program even more accessible for community organisations to apply, with two types … Read more

Brothers in service

Left: Edgar Stanley Howell, p.23 of The Queenslander, 30 October, 1915. Right: Edwin Guy Howell, p.26 of The Queenslander, 6 May 1916.

The volunteers working on our soldier portrait ‘Discovering Anzacs’ project often come across stories that speak volumes about the loss so many Queenslanders experienced during the First World War. Glen Phillips has been a back of house volunteer at SLQ for 2 years and in his meticulous work recently came across this story of a … Read more

Brigadier General Lachlan Chisholm Wilson Papers Digitised @ SLQ

Brigadier General L.C. Wilson. Source: "Annals of the Brisbane Grammar School 1869-1922, Compiled by Stuart Stephenson, Brisbane: Government Printer, 1923. Plate XLV.

The World War I papers of Brigadier General Lachlan Chisholm Wilson have recently been digitised by the State Library and are now available through our catalogue.  The material includes a scrapbook and a typewritten narrative of the activities of the 5th Light Horse Regiment. Lachlan Chisholm Wilson, one of Queensland’s most distinguished soldiers, was born in 1871 … Read more

The Diggers Friend

Sadie MacDonald, WW1

The Diggers’ Friend: Sadie [Sarah] Charlotte Macdonald (1875-1970) A member of the Australian Army Nursing Service during World War I, Sadie MacDonald MBE, ARRC, FNM, JP, was known affectionately by many Queensland returned soldiers as ‘The Diggers’ Friend’. She had a life-long association with the military and with the profession of nursing in Queensland. Guest … Read more