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Private Silas Hodges: 49th Battalion

Silas Hodges : saluting 100 years of ANZAC history. Lockyer Valley Regional Council BRN: 106060

Guest blogger: Lockyer Valley Regional Council. Displayed in the ‘Walk of Fame’ inside the Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre, Gatton, are ten photographic portraits of Lockyer Valley locals who fought in the First World War. The portraits formed a component of the recent Queensland Government-sponsored exhibition ‘Queensland Transport Museum Salutes 100 Years of ANZAC’, which was on … 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