Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation

Regional events for the community

Get up close and personal with WWI treasures from State Library of Queensland’s collections.

First World War Treasures: a white gloves experience, Redcliffe Museum.  Thu 21 June 2018 10.30am–12.30pm. Details

Caring for your First World War collections, Redcliffe Museum.  Thu 21 June 2018. Details

Event: Q ANZAC 100 Indigenous Soldiers Forum
Hear how lost Queensland stories are being uncovered.
Indigenous Australians who served in the First World War are among the unsung heroes of Queensland's, and indeed Australia's, war effort. The Defence Act initially excluded Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from enlisting in the war. Despite this, many Indigenous volunteers enlisted under assumed ethnicity/cultural backgrounds; some even changed their names, place of birth and other personal details to enlist.
As part of the Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation, State Library of Queensland is continuing to discover and confirm Queensland Indigenous Soldiers of the First World War. 
This forum will showcase research in Australia’s and particularly Queensland’s Indigenous service personnel. The event will also connect descendants and extended families of Indigenous servicemen of the First World War with further information about their ancestors and the context of their service.

Date: Fri 22 June 2018
Time: 10am – 12pm
Venue: Auditorium 2, level 2, State Library of Queensland
Bookings: essential

Event: Q ANZAC 100 Indigenous Soldiers Workshop
The afternoon workshop, How to Research Indigenous Soldiers: where to start and what to do, will be limited to a maximum of 30 places to ensure a quality in-depth and hands-on experience for participants.

Date: Fri 22 June 2018
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Venue: State Library of Queensland
Expression of Interest: Please email qanzac100@slq.qld.gov.au

Share your precious World War I collections online - North Lakes Library.  Tue 26 June 2018  9.00am - 4.00pm.  Details


Anzac Day luncheon at the Roma RSL Hall, Queensland, 2014. Brian Rogers Anzac Day Photographs 2014. Image No: 29479-0001-0015