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Discovering Annie Wheeler: digital story

This new digital story examines the important and unique part Mrs. Annie Wheeler played in connecting Central Queensland soldiers and their families during the First World War. Annie Margaret Wheeler (1867-1950), soldiers’ welfare worker, was born at Saunders Station, Dingo, Queensland. Educated in Rockhampton, she trained as a nurse at Sydney Hospital. In 1896 she married Henry Gaudiano Wheeler of … Read more

A moment of humanity in the trials of war: The Third Australian Machine Gun Company’s day of sports

Program of sports, 3 September 1918, Royal Historical Society of Queensland

Guest blogger: Timothy Roberts, Curator, Royal Historical Society of Queensland Stories of gallantry and hardship are proliferate throughout Australia’s Great War history; however when viewed in isolation, these provide an incomplete perception about the reality of life on the front. Occasionally, unusual items surface which highlight the very human face that was characteristic of the Great … Read more