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Niney McDONALD #4441

Niney McDonald

Indigenous Australian, Niney McDONALD, 11th Light Horse Regiment. Trooper Niney McDonald was born at St George, Qld in 1896, to Thomas McDonald and Annie Richards. He was employed as a stockman on Gowrie Creek Station, Charleville when he volunteered to serve with the first AIF in August 1917. He had travelled to Brisbane and enlisted … Read more

Frank BALSER #3469

Frank Balser

Indigenous Australian, Frank BALSER, 5th Light Horse Regiment. Trooper Frank BALSER, was born on Lakefield Station, via Laura on Cape York, Qld. He successfully applied for exemption from the Protection of Aborigines Act in 1913 and when he enlisted in Brisbane 3 October 1917 he was employed as a coach driver. Balser embarked for Egypt … Read more

Richard McDONALD #5182

Richard McDonald

Indigenous Australian, Richard McDONALD, 1st Infantry Battalion Richard (Dick) McDONALD was born at Burdekin River, northern Queensland in April 1883. Dick a former police tracker, was working in the Bombo Quarry near Kiama in NSW when he enlisted 3 December 1915. A keen sportsman, he had played rugby and cricket, a member of the Kiama … Read more

Benjamin Manager, 5th Depot Battalion

Benjamin Manager

Indigenous Australian, Benjamin MANAGER (Managai), 5th Depot Battalion. Benjamin James Manager (Managai) was born at Dunwich, North Stradbroke Island in 1897, his mother was Elizabeth “Bessie” Gonzales, a daughter of Fernando Gonzales and Junobin. His father was Benjamin Francis Manager (Managai), a Maori born in Auckland, New Zealand. Just 18 years old, Benjamin volunteered his … Read more

Frederick MALTHOUSE #2187

Frederick Malthouse

Indigenous Australian, Frederick MALTHOUSE, 12th Machine Gun Company, 47th Infantry Battalion. Frederick Donald Malthouse, was born at Warrina, South Australia in 1882 to Jack and Annie. He was working as a Stockman in Queensland when he volunteered to serve with the first AIF, age 33 in July 1915. With Australian troops still on the Gallipoli … Read more

QANZAC100: Memories for a new generation digital story 2017

Since 2014, State Library of Queensland has been immersed in the QANZAC100: Memories for a New Generation project, a five-year state wide initiative which is creating a digital legacy for future generations around the Queensland experience of the First World War, and is providing Queenslanders with opportunities to discover and contribute to a deeper understanding of our … Read more

Eidsvold’s Soldiers

Certificate presented to Stephen Joseph Willett by Eidsvold Shire Council held at the Eidsvold & District Historical Complex.

A visitor to the Eidsvold & District Historical Complex can peek into the history of the local area, stroll around the buildings and railway rolling stock and dally over the geological display, telecommunications, old tools and farm machinery. Visitors are also enticed into the museum rooms displaying war artefacts and photographs and especially into Soldier’s Corner dedicated … Read more