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Queensland's World War I Centenary blog
This week saw the launch of State Library of Queensland's latest blog - Queensland's World War I Centenary blog - http://blogs.slq.qld.gov.au/ww1/
Here you will find stories from our collections about the experience of Queenslanders during the years 1914-1918. We would love to hear from you and invite you to share your research and family stories of WWI.
There are thousands of stories waiting to be told of the Queensland experience of WWI. Some are known already. Some are only now being discovered or have been too hard to tell. Perhaps you have your Great Grandfather’s diary in a drawer somewhere, or medals, or family yarns that connect you through time to the cataclysmic events of 1914-1918.
We look forward to hearing from you as we keep you informed of our commemorative activities and projects all aimed at keeping alive the memory of Queenslanders from the Cape to the Tweed, from city to the bush, from the homefront to the trenches of Gallipoli and France.
Expo 88 at Kangaroo Point?
Back in the 1970's Kangaroo Point was earmarked as the future site for World Expo 88. The State Library of Queensland now holds some of the original plans and sketches in their collection.
More information on the John Oxley Library Blog....
Diary returns to Australia after 150 years
This diary is an account of Tom Bird’s experiences, observations and thoughts recorded on board the ship Sultana during a voyage from England to Australia in 1862. The ship sailed from Plymouth and reached Moreton Bay, Queensland 90 days later on the 31st October.
Having arrived at his destination, found lodgings and taken up employment he resumed writing the diary and recorded details of his daily life and work in Brisbane, from the 1st January to the 16th January 1863. He added the date 17th January clearly intending to continue the diary but at this point something happened….
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New collection at SLQ: James Toohey World War One Diaries
With the centenary of the outbreak of World War I approaching in 2014 the John Oxley Library has been fortunate to receive the diaries of a young World War I soldier, Gunner James Toohey, from South Brisbane.
James Toohey was born in 1895, the son of Peter Toohey and Kate O’Kane of Logan Road, South Brisbane. Toohey Forest in Brisbane’s south is named after the family. Before World War I James was a telephonist and enlisted on 7 September 1915 as a gunner with the Field Artillery Brigade 3, Reinforcements 14. His unit embarked from Sydney on board the RMS Osterley on the 15th January 1916, arriving in Egypt in February.
More on the John Oxley Library Blog -
Nurses examinations Index 1915-1925
Queensland State Archives has released a new index compiled fromSeries ID 17342, Registers of Nurses, with Examination Resultscreated by the Nurses Registration Board of Queensland.
To learn more about records relating to nurses and the nursing profession please refer to Brief Guide 53: Nurses (PDF, 113KB).
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