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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

Black Diggers by Tom Wright: Queensland Theatre Company production

A song in Black Diggers

In 2015, State Library acquired a filmed simulcast performance of the Queensland Theatre Company production of Tom Wright’s Black Diggers. Directed by Wesley Enoch, this production toured Australia after a successful run in Brisbane, and this simulcast was made on 8 October 2014. Through a series of interweaving vignettes, Black Diggers reveals the largely untold story of … Read more

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

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