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Soldier doctors: the Marks Family of Brisbane

Captain Alexander Marks at standing next to an artillery gun and carriage at Mena Camp outside Cairo, Egypt, 1914

State Library has just uploaded a new digital story which highlights the 27331 Marks Family Collection ca. 1735-1985 – an extensive archive spanning several generations of the Marks family, which figured prominently in the social, scientific and medical spheres of Brisbane society from 1879 until the death of eminent entomologist Dr Elizabeth Nesta (Patricia) Marks in 2002. In particular, the … Read more

Digitised@SLQ: Medical and Nursing staff of the Lady Lamington Hospital, Brisbane 1908

28284 Photograph of Medical and Nursing staff of the Lady Lamington Hospital, Brisbane 1908, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland Neg. 39421

Recently digitised at State Library is a group photograph of medical and nursing staff at the Lady Lamington Hospital, Brisbane in 1908. We selected this item for digitisation as it contains an image of Dr. Eleanor Bourne, one of the 25 Queenslanders featured in the current Distant Lines: Queensland voices of the First World War … 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

Gallipoli casualties

Page 25 of the Queenslander Pictorial, supplement to The Queenslander, 22 April, 1916.

On this day in 1915, the Brisbane Courier published a letter from a Sydney doctor, writing to his mother from Gezirah Palace, Cairo on 1 May. Dr. Colin Chisholm Ross stated: “You cannot conceive how busy we have been here. We had only one and a half days to get ready to receive 250 patients, without a thing in the place, … Read more

Family connections

Hughs and Marks. 1915

One of the images used to promote the current Distant Lines exhibition at the State Library of Queensland is from the Marks Family Papers, which shows Captain Alexander Marks on the right, with Major Gus Hughes in their dugout on Gallipoli in 1915. Marks Family Papers, John Oxley Library, SLQ 27331-3016-0047 If you look very … Read more