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

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

Digitised @SLQ: Photograph of Miss Grace Perry, “Queen of Queens” of the Queensland Patriotic Carnival, 1915

Source: John Oxley Library, Accession 30516.

The studio photograph above shows Miss Grace Perry, representing the firm of T.C. Beirne and Co., in her regalia as “Queen of Queens” of the Queensland Day Patriotic Carnival in 1915.  The carnival was held at Davies Park in South Brisbane, on the 25th September, in aid of the Disabled Soldiers’ Fund.  In the Queens’ Competition … Read more

Red Cross Society in Queensland

Australian Red Cross Society. Queensland Division. Red Cross magazine. Vol. 1, no. 1: December 1915.

The Australian Branch of the British Red Cross Society began on 13 August 1914 at Government House, Melbourne, nine days after the outbreak of the First World War. The Queensland Division was inaugurated just a day later, at a meeting at the Town Hall, Brisbane. Presiding over the meeting was Lady Morgan, and the Mayoress of Brisbane, Mrs. Jenkinson. Queensland’s Governor His Excellency … Read more

Queensland’s Ukrainian Anzacs

Faded footsteps, forgotten graves: Queensland's Ukrainian Anzacs by Khrystyna Misko

Last Sunday 14 August 2016, at the Ukrainian Community Centre in Holland Park West, Brisbane, the Ukrainian Community of Queensland launched the book Faded Footsteps Forgotten Graves: Queensland’s Ukrainian Anzacs, researched by Khrystyna Misko and published as part of a project funded by a Queensland Anzac Centenary Grant. With a focus on Queensland enlistees, the project ‘Ukrainians … Read more