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The Queensland Digger digitised@SLQ

The Queensland Digger, Vol.1 no.1, April 1925

To support the aims of the QANZAC100: Memories for a new generation project, State Library of Queensland has recently completed digitisation of it 1925-1962 holdings of The Queensland Digger, the official journal of the Queensland Branch of the Returned Sailors and Soldiers Imperial League of Australia (Queensland Branch) and Allied Organisations (R.S.S.A.I.L.A.). The journal includes narratives and remembrances, … Read more

Digitised@SLQ: James Nicholas Murray papers

James Nicholas Murray in uniform

In 2015, State Library was the fortunate recipient of the 29924 James Nicholas Murray Papers 1915-2015, proudly donated to the collection by his descendants in central Queensland. Private James Murray was a surveyor by profession, and the collection contains papers relating to his employment as a surveyor in Queensland, along with papers relating to his First World War service … Read more

Digitised@SLQ: Charles Edward collection

Studio portrait of Charles Edward, known to his family as 'Sonny'

State Library recently digitised the 29619 Charles Edward Collection 1917-1918, a little collection containing two photographs and two postcards belonging to 5341 Private Charles Edward. Born in 1887, Charles Edward, a horse-driver in the coal mines around Silkstone, Ipswich, Queensland, was 30 years old when he enlisted in November 1917. He joined the 15th reinforcements of the 31st Infantry Battalion, … Read more

Digitised@SLQ: Trooper Walter Malcolm Campbell journal

Trooper Walter Malcolm Campbell, 6th Australian Light Horse Regiment

One of the exciting aims of State Library’s QANZAC100: memories for a new generation project is to identify and digitise 100 First World War collections from around Queensland. As part of that deliverable, we have recently digitised the 29786 Walter Malcolm Campbell Journal 1918. The journal was kindly lent to us for scanning,  and while a digital copy … Read more

Digitised@SLQ: Herbert Thomas Moffitt Mallyon Papers

Driver H.T. Mallyon photographed in The Queenslander Pictorial supplement 1916, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland Image: 702692-19160325-s0026-031

State Library has recently digitised and transcribed the collection of Herbert Thomas Moffitt Mallyon, a young station hand from central Queensland. The collection contains two diaries, a series of postcards, a letter and a handful of photographs. Herbert grew up in Dalwood, Springsure, and in August 1915 left the family property and travelled to Brisbane … Read more