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Reading WWI transcripts provides new information for Queenslanders

George Deviney and friends, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Image No. 5592-46v000r001

Librarian Margie Barram works at State Library and ensures that newly digitised WWI collections are made accessible to all. Recently, while working on transcripts of soldier George Samuel Deviney, Margie came across a poignant piece describing George’s departure from Queensland on his way to war. From an extract of George Deviney’s diaries, State Library, Accession 5592: … Read more

Unlocking diaries

Men of the North family

Like so many Queenslanders who served in the First World War, the story of Lance Corporal Cedric Roy North, from Rockhampton is both ordinary and extraordinary. Cedric born in 1894 in Bundaberg was one of 6 sons and 3 daughters born to Francis Jeremy and Fannie Lizzie North (nee Landsborough). Both the North and Landsborough … Read more