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Daniel ALDRIDGE #4011

Daniel Edgar Aldridge, The Queenslander Pictorial, 10 February, 1917, p.22

Indigenous Australian, Daniel ALDRIDGE, 31st Infantry Battalion Daniel Edgar ALDRIDGE was born in 1890 at Booral Station, Pialba to Harry Aldridge [snr] and Lappy Tanner a Butchulla woman, whose people are the traditional owners of K’gari (Fraser Island). In March 1916 Dan Aldridge volunteered to serve for his country, stepping forward at the Lennox Street … Read more

Arthur WILLIAMS #Depot

Indigenous Australian, Arthur WILLIAMS, 5th Depot Battalion Arthur Williams volunteered to serve with the First Australian Imperial Forces in September 1915, while allied troops were still serving on the Gallipoli Peninsula. Born near Sydney in 1887, Arthur was working as a labourer in Queensland when he stepped forward to fight for his country. Arthur did … 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

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