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From Life to Immortality

Studio Portrait, Norman Francis McWaters

Norman Francis McWaters, 11th Australian Field Ambulance The only son of the Mayor of Toowoomba, Mac was farewelled in the Town Hall, as he prepared to embark for overseas. Having enlisted in January 1916 with the Australian Army Medical Corps, he spent much of that year training at the camp in Enoggera, close to Brisbane, … 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

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