Impacts of desertion

Hyde Park Corner at Messines, Belgium. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 119608

Guest blogger: Victoria Carless – Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation Fellow During the process of researching and writing my novel on desertion during the Great War, I’ve come to learn that the decision to leave one’s post and one’s mates often had severe implications.  Not only in that moment and during the war, but … Read more

George Crigan Graham Collection Digitised@SLQ

Another wonderful World War I collection which has recently been digitised is that of Private George Crigan Graham who served with the 9th Battalion on the Western Front.  This large collection comprises photographs and personal papers relating to G.C. Graham’s military service during the First World War, his fund raising efforts during World War II, and his extensive world travels after … Read more

Harold Robert Colquhoun And George Foulds Gilmore Collection Digitised @SLQ

Harold Robert Colquhoun. Source: John Oxley Library, Accession 30580/48.

Readers of our World War I blog will remember a previous story about Sergeant Harold Robert Colquhoun, a young soldier from Mareeba who was killed at Gallipoli.  Copies of Harold’s letters are held at the Mareeba Heritage Museum.  The original letters, photographs and ephemera relating to Harold and the Colquhoun family were recently donated to the … Read more