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Frozen cheese and footy

Bert Hinkler and his family Bundaberg Queensland 1928

To be a Queensland soldier on foreign soil meant many different things. For Lieutenant Keith Mackay it meant loneliness and frozen cheese. For future aviator, Bert Hinkler, it was a source of pride, and for Corporal Ernest Mitchell it provided an opportunity to trumpet Queensland achievement. 2015 Q ANZAC 100 fellow, Robert Hogg, has spent … Read more

Military Memories: The Royal Historical Society of Queensland @ Home and exhibition launch

A selection of speakers and visitors to the 'Rumours: Stories from the Great War' RHSQ @ Home and exhibition launch. Image courtesy RHSQ

Guest blogger: Timothy Roberts – The Royal Queensland History Society On Saturday 26 April John Oxley Library staff gathered at the Commissariat Store to join their friends and colleagues from The Royal Historical Society of Queensland for a program of talks commemorating Queensland’s involvement in the First World War. Part of the popular RHSQ @ … Read more