To support the aims of the QANZAC100: Memories for a new generation project, State Library of Queensland has recently commenced digitisation of it 1925-1962 holdings of The Queensland Digger, the official journal of the Queensland Branch of the Returned Sailors and Soldiers Imperial League of Australia (Queensland Branch) and Allied Organisations (R.S.S.A.I.L.A.). The journal includes narratives and remembrances, sub-branch reports, articles, and information about war pensions, housing and soldier settlements.
The journal changed its title to Vigilance in 1962, and the R.S.S.A.I.L.A. also changed names several times before settling on Returned & Services League of Australia Limited (RSL) in 1990.
To date, 13 issues have been digitised and made available via State Library’s One Search catalogue, with plenty more issues to come.
Robyn Hamilton – Coordinator, QANZAC Content, State Library of Queensland