Author Archives: Myles Sinnamon Back

The price of honour

Guest blogger: Mark Clayton. When in 1921 the Queensland War Trophy Committee (QWTC) ruled that Boonah was ineligible to receive a captured field gun, the town’s citizenry resolved to try and independently secure one of these trophies by whatever means. In the years immediately following the 1918 Armistice a grateful Commonwealth Government distributed, to towns … Read more

Arthur Albert Bock

Guest blogger: Dr Anastasia Dukova – Q ANZAC 100 Fellow Arthur Albert Bock was born on 10 September 1883 in Bendley, South Australia to Australian-born Gottlieb Reinhold Bock and Johanne Caroline Shilling. His mother’s family, Johann Gottfried Shilling and Anna Rosina Lange, immigrated from Brandenburg, Prussia. (Netherlands, Genealogie Online Trees Index, 1000-2015) Arthur came from … Read more

Thomas McGillycuddy

HMT Minnewaska. AWM G01502. Bean, Charles Edwin Woodrow (C E W) Egypt, 29 March 1916. The HMT Minnewaska, one of the transports waiting at Alexandria, for the embarkation of Australian troops who had served at Gallipoli, and were subsequently under orders to proceed to France.

Guest blogger: Dr Anastasia Dukova – 2018 Q ANZAC 100 Fellow. Thomas McGillycuddy, the youngest of five children, was born in 1891 in the small townland of Carhoobeg, County Kerry to Irish and English-speaking parents, Margaret and Timothy. (Ireland, Civil Registration Births Index, 1864-1958, Vol 5, p. 257) The McGillycuddies were a Roman Catholic family … Read more

The Bully of the World: The Queensland Press and Germany August 1914 – April 1915

Military parade of the 1st Contingent, marching in Queen Street, Brisbane, 1914. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 146032

Guest blogger: Dr Martin Kerby, 2018 QANZAC100 Fellow. During the first nine months of the conflict the Queensland press communicated an imagining of the conflict framed by binary opposites. The contrast between peace and war, patriotism and a fervour for war, the societal roles of males and females, and German militarism and Pax Britannica, were … Read more