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Guest Blogger: Michael Brumby, Charters Towers Archives The two day Recruitment Conference held at the Dalrymple Shire Hall in Charters Towers in early January 1917 attracted local government delegates from all parts of the Kennedy Federal Electorate, as far west to Cloncurry, south to Winton and Georgetown in the north. Sustaining enlistment numbers was foremost … Read more

Staff Nurse Monica Margaret O’Callaghan

The Australian Army Nursing Service appointment record issued to Monica in 1917. This document is held at the Cairns Historical Society.

Guest blogger: Pauline O’Keeffe, Cairns Historical Society. Monica Margaret O’Callaghan, daughter of Callaghan O’Callaghan and his wife Margaret (nee Finlay) was born in Irvinebank, 2 December 1887. Monica completed her nursing training at the Cairns District Hospital, graduating on 2 August 1915 aged 27. By September 1917, Monica enlisted in the Australian Army Nursing Service … Read more

More Queensland projects to commemorate the First World War

Irvinebank Cadets - image submitted by Peter Thompson. Source on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=irvinebank

Round 3 of the Queensland Anzac Centenary Community Grants were announced in November 2015. As with the previous two rounds (2014 – 2015), the third round recipients includes organisations, societies, museums, Qld RSL branches and clubs, schools and a wide spread of Local government regions across Queensland. Each project will contribute to, increase awareness and … Read more