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Discovering Sister Greta Norman Towner through Historical Enquiry

Sister Greta Norman Towner – date and location unknown. (image shared by family member)

Guest blogger: Avril Fazel, Head of Department, Blackall State School. During research into Blackall born and past student of Blackall State School, Major Edgar Towner VC MC FRGSA, a student from Blackall State School came across an article describing the return of Lieutenant Edgar Towner and his sister, nurse Greta Towner to their home town of … Read more

Lieutenant Reginald Herbert Verry: 9th / 49th Battalion

Sergeant R.H. Verry, one of the soldiers photographed in The Queenslander Pictorial, supplement to The Queenslander, 1915

Guest blogger: Ian Lang, researcher, Coorparoo Methodist Church Roll of Honour The story of Reg Verry is closely linked to that of another soldier whose name appears on the Coorparoo Memorial, James Atkinson. Although coming from different backgrounds their war service runs in very close parallel, with similarities in age, rank, battalions, and most importantly … Read more

Sister Marion Winifred Croll

29854 Marion Winifred Croll Photographs

State Library recently acquired a collection of 180 photographs, taken by Queensland nurse, Marion Winifred ‘Winnie’ Croll, who served in Egypt during the First World War. This collection holds considerable significance for State Library, as Winnie was the wife of a Brisbane doctor David Gifford Croll, whose extensive papers are also held in the John … Read more