Yearly Archives: 2016 Back

Ernst Oskar Queitzsch

Oscar Queitzsch

Guest Blogger: Gwen Price, Tablelands Regional Council Libraries Ernst Oskar (Oscar) Quesitzsch was born 4 April 1894 at Burkhardtsdorf, Saxony Germany to Ernst Herman and Anna Minna Quesitzsch nee Gunther. At four days he was baptised at the local Lutheran Church. The surname Quesitzsch is the not very common. In 2014 it was the 1,423,954th most common … Read more

Private Reginald Walter Barrett Postcard Albums Digitised@SLQ

Private Reginald Walter Barrett. Source: John Oxley Library, "The Queenslander", 2 June 1917, p.26.

Private Reginald Walter Barrett. Source: John Oxley Library, “The Queenslander”, 2 June 1917, p.26. The John Oxley Library has recently digitised the World War I postcard albums of Private Reginald Walter Barrett of Brisbane.  The postcards, in two albums, cover Barrett’s service during the war and were sent to family and friends in Queensland.  They … Read more

One who loved his fellow men

Aubrey Harold Freeman

Lieutenant Aubrey (Harold) Freeman, 6th Australian Field Company Engineers. Killed in Action, Flers, 8 November 1916, age 27. Known as Harold, his father was very proud of his eldest son who had followed in his footsteps as a civil engineer, with the Queensland Railways. Educated at St Josephs College, Gregory Terrace, Brisbane, he was appointed resident engineer … Read more