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Those Imperishable Names…Walde Gerard Fisher and Charles Robertson Wonderley

Walde Fisher 1915

Guest blogger: Simon Farley, Fryer Librarian. ‘Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends’  John 15:13, KJV Remembering Walde Gerard Fisher (1894-1918) and Charles Robertson Wonderley (1894-1918) friends and students together at The University of Queensland who both graduated with firsts in Classics on the same … Read more

Digitised@SLQ: James Toohey Collection 1916-1955

Portrait of James Toohey wearing his military uniform 1914

Last year, State Library digitised and transcribed the collection of James Toohey, a young Post Office telephonist from Brisbane who served as a gunner and linesman on the Western Front. Toohey’s collection contains two diaries, a notebook, various cards and photographs, and an embroidered souvenir cloth from Egypt. When Gunner James Toohey left Brisbane in 1915 he was … Read more