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Beersheba secret orders

Colonel David Gifford Croll and other officers in the Middle East, John Oxley Library, SLQ, Image number: OM78-70-0002-0005

The capture of Beersheba on 31 October 1917, as part of the third Battle of Gaza, was a complex operation, involving weeks of careful planning by Light Horse commanders. Secret operation orders held by State Library as part of the OM78-70 David Gifford Croll Papers 1914-1919; 1944-1948 provide a great insight into the many facets of the operation, … Read more

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

Hospital ship S.S.Maheno

The wreck of the S.S. Maheno as she appears today on the seaward shores of Fraser Island. Paul Candlin, Department of the Environment, RT66772

Guest blogger: Mark Clayton On 20th April 2015 seven children will travel from the small North Otago (New Zealand) town of Maheno to Fraser Island, bringing with them a large ship’s bell. Their reason…..to commemorate Anzac Day 2015 alongside the skeletal wreck of the S.S. Maheno.  As preparations intensify here for the Gallipoli landing centenary … Read more