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Queensland women poets and the First World War: Building a digital anthology

Paula-Fitzgerald Negative number: 83081, John Oxley Library, SLQ

Guest Blogger Maria Quirk, QANZAC100 Fellow 2016-17 I began my Q Anzac 100 Fellowship researching what motivated women to engage in war work. Throughout the course of my research, looking at documents, diaries, letters and other writings from women of this period, what immediately captured my attention was the poetry of Queensland women during the … Read more

Duty and Care: Queensland women of the First World War exhibition

Items in the Duty and Care exhibition, Treasures Wall, Level 4, State Library of Queensland

With limited opportunity for active service, how did women contribute during the tumultuous years of the First World War? State Library of Queensland’s new exhibition Duty and Care explores items from the First World War collections, preserved as powerful examples of women’s wartime involvement and experiences. Now on display in the Talbot Family Treasures Wall on Level 4 … Read more

Archivists of loss

Front page of the Christmas edition of The Queenslander, 2 December 1916 John Oxley Library Neg # 189832

During the writing of my PhD on the origins of Anzac Day I became increasingly aware of the differences between the public and private versions of memorialisation of the catastrophic events of World War 1. The public, collective process of memorialising was largely men’s business. It was men who organised and promoted Anzac Day commemoration … Read more