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“Delusional Notions”: Returned soldiers and Dunwich

Sketch of Leland Virgil Edmund Noel. Published in the Truth (Brisbane), October 19, 1913, p.6

Guest blogger: Lisa Jackson – 2017 Q Anzac 100 Fellow The Dunwich Inebriate Institution – located within the Dunwich Benevolent Asylum on North Stradbroke Island – was the only place in Queensland responsible for supporting alcohol-affected soldiers in the period after the First World War. However, over 220 returned soldiers who were committed to the … Read more

Benjamin Manager, 5th Depot Battalion

Benjamin Manager

Indigenous Australian, Benjamin MANAGER (Managai), 5th Depot Battalion. Benjamin James Manager (Managai) was born at Dunwich, North Stradbroke Island in 1897, his mother was Elizabeth “Bessie” Gonzales, a daughter of Fernando Gonzales and Junobin. His father was Benjamin Francis Manager (Managai), a Maori born in Auckland, New Zealand. Just 18 years old, Benjamin volunteered his … Read more

Evelyn ELLIS #554

Evelyn Ellis

Indigenous Australian, Gunner Evelyn ELLIS, 9th Reinforcements, 7th Machine Gun Company. Evelyn Ellis was born on North Stradbroke Island, Qld in 1884 and worked as a carpenter before volunteering to serve with the first AIF in September 1916. After training at Seymour Barracks, Victoria, he embarked from Melbourne in December 1916 on board HMAT Orontes … Read more