Sister Florence soldier settler

Guest Blogger: Ann Hilder, Gap Pioneer and History Group In September 1919 Sister Florence Elizabeth James-Wallace was allotted Portion 97 of the Waterworks Road Soldier Settlement in the Parish of Enoggera. 42 blocks were made available for settlement by soldiers and one nursing sister after World War 1. Portion 97 remained in Sister James-Wallace’s name for … Read more

Q ANZAC 100 in the Regions: Bundaberg

Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery

  Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery launched For Country, for Nation exhibition on Friday 13 April 2018. Through objects, photographs, and art commissioned and acquired by the Australian War Memorial, For Country, for Nation tells stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander military service and sacrifice. At the launch, Gavin Bannerman, Director Queensland Memory spoke about uncovering of … Read more

1915, The Ordinary Soldier

Ordinary soldier promotional image

Guest blogger: Rose Wright, Arts Program teacher, Maryborough Special School Imagine you are a shy student teacher out for your first classroom placement—in a special school, no less— and walking into the late stages of a whole-school WW1 commemorative production. It is comparable to —a century before—those arrivals at Gallipoli in late 1915, with the … 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