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Soldier Tourist

Seated Soldier

A mysterious photograph album containing 86 black and white images of Australia’s World War 1 presence in Palestine has been in the collections of the State Library of Queensland for decades. There is no accompanying donor information, no inscription and no captions. As part of the Q ANZAC project I was asked to begin the … Read more

Black Diggers by Tom Wright: Queensland Theatre Company production

A song in Black Diggers

In 2015, State Library acquired a filmed simulcast performance of the Queensland Theatre Company production of Tom Wright’s Black Diggers. Directed by Wesley Enoch, this production toured Australia after a successful run in Brisbane, and this simulcast was made on 8 October 2014. Through a series of interweaving vignettes, Black Diggers reveals the largely untold story of … Read more

Trooper William James Peach: 2nd Light Horse Regiment

William James Peach : saluting 100 years of ANZAC history. Lockyer Valley Regional Council BRN: 106072

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

Digitised@SLQ: Trooper Walter Malcolm Campbell journal

Trooper Walter Malcolm Campbell, 6th Australian Light Horse Regiment

One of the exciting aims of State Library’s QANZAC100: memories for a new generation project is to identify and digitise 100 First World War collections from around Queensland. As part of that deliverable, we have recently digitised the 29786 Walter Malcolm Campbell Journal 1918. The journal was kindly lent to us for scanning,  and while a digital copy … Read more

Pat Chaille, 5th Light Horse

Sergeant Pat Chaille

Sergeant Wilfred (Pat) Mapon Chaille, 5th Light Horse Regiment, Gallipoli, Palestine. Wilfred Mapon Chaille, known affectionately as Pat, served in the First World War with the 5th Light Horse Regiment, and was engaged in a range of operations, including Gallipoli. Pat hailed from the town of Esk, the son of James and Charlotte Chaille (nee Woollett). Prior … Read more