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Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation

On Tuesday 10 December The Honourable Glen Elmes MP, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs and Minister assisting the Premier and The Honourable Ian Walker MP, Minister for Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts attended the State Library of Queensland to jointly announce $7.4 million of funding for Q ANZAC 100: … Read more

Podcast – Queensland stories of World War I

Listen to guest panelists Lieutenant-General Mark Evans (retired) AO, DSC, Chair of the Queensland Advisory Committee for the Commemoration of the ANZAC Centenary (2014-2018), and Kate Walton, PhD candidate at The University of Queensland specialising in Australian Prisoners of War in Turkey, in conversation with Dr Kate Evans as they discuss the impact of World … Read more

Amiens Railway Line

Amiens Railway Station, ca. 1922, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland Neg. No. 203243

With the end of World War One there was a general need to resettle returned servicemen and ensure that they were given adequate support.  One of the ways in which this was achieved was through the scheme of soldier settlement and these soldier settlements were established in many different places.  In the case of Stanthorpe … Read more

Queensland Aboriginals in the 11th Light Horse Regiment

While undertaking research into Aboriginal soldiers, I discovered the above article from Reveille. It is one of several sources that identify Aboriginal stockmen being recruited into the Australian Light Horse, particularly the 11th Light Horse Regiment. This snippet from the AWM website identifies some of the Aboriginal men sent as part of the 20th Reinforcements … Read more

Digitised @SLQ: France’s Day: Souvenir Programme of Demonstration

France's Day July 14th 1917. Souvenir Programme of Demonstration. Cover image. State Library of Queensland. John Oxley Library, Neg. no. 1571641

The “demonstration” held, in honour of France, at Exhibition Hall in Brisbane (on the corner of Gregory Terrace and Bowen Bridge Road) on the evening of July14, 1917, was the culmination of a day of celebrations paying tribute to France’s “magnificent” sacrifice in resisting “the heel of the Prussian tyrant” on behalf of the Allies … Read more