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Noosa remembers

Noosa Remembers

Noosa remembers: a history of the World War I memorials of Noosa Shire was launched at the Pomona Memorial rotunda on Friday 8 September 2017. This date is significant as exactly 100 years before, on Saturday 8 September 1917, the Roll of Honour for Noosa Shire was unveiled and dedicated. As with many communities across … Read more

Percy Stuart Hughes

Percy Hughes

Guest Blogger: Margaret Deacon My great Uncle Percy was born at Blanchview, Helidon on 20th April 1894, the seventh child of Joseph and Lucy Hughes.  They had traveled from Plymouth, England on the RMS Roma arriving at Moreton Bay on 22 February 1882. Their first child, Roland was born during the sea voyage. His parents … Read more

Bundaberg’s Memorials

Bundaberg War Memorial

Bundaberg, like other regional centers in Queensland, has a number of First World War Memorials. The most significant is the memorial located at the intersection of Bourbong and Barolin Streets, right in the centre of town. Erected in 1921, this imposing memorial is still in the same location as it was when it was first built … Read more

Queensland women poets and the First World War: Building a digital anthology

Paula-Fitzgerald Negative number: 83081, John Oxley Library, SLQ

Guest Blogger Maria Quirk, QANZAC100 Fellow 2016-17 I began my Q Anzac 100 Fellowship researching what motivated women to engage in war work. Throughout the course of my research, looking at documents, diaries, letters and other writings from women of this period, what immediately captured my attention was the poetry of Queensland women during the … Read more

Field Service Postcard

Field service postcard - front, record # 21128636310002061 John Oxley Library, SLQ

Guest Blogger: Mark Cryle, 2016-17 Q ANZAC 100: memories for a new generation Fellow Among the artefacts commonly found in collections of correspondence from World War 1 veterans is the Field Service Postcard. They constituted a significant percentage of the vast correspondence that travelled between the battle front and the home front during the war … Read more

Letters to Merna

Letters to Merna

The letters of two soldiers written to Merna Gillies during the First World War were donated by her family to the State Library of Queensland. Both young men had attended Brisbane Grammar with her brother Clyde, both soldiers had very different stories to tell. William Howe IRVING, 3rd Battalion, Imperial Camel Corps, had been working as … Read more