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

From Life to Immortality

Studio Portrait, Norman Francis McWaters

Norman Francis McWaters, 11th Australian Field Ambulance The only son of the Mayor of Toowoomba, Mac was farewelled in the Town Hall, as he prepared to embark for overseas. Having enlisted in January 1916 with the Australian Army Medical Corps, he spent much of that year training at the camp in Enoggera, close to Brisbane, … Read more

Supporting the soldiers of the 15th Battalion from Charters Towers

Young ladies pose alongside Enlistment Sergeant William Mackay. All were members of the 15th Battalion Knitting Club, Charters Towers, 1917. Collection: Charters Towers Archives.

Guest blogger: Michael Brumby, Charters Towers Archives This special photograph showing Enlistment Sergeant William “Mack” Mackay, surrounded by members of the 15th Battalion Knitting Club, was taken in the front garden of Mrs Mary Urquhart’s home in Prior St, Charters Towers in 1917. “Mack” had been severely wounded while serving with the 15th Battalion at Gallipoli. … Read more