Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation


On this day retells the news of the day from 100 years ago on Twitter, Facebook and the WWI Centenary blog.

Since August 2013, volunteers have been identifying and correcting the text of newspaper articles related to WWI from digitised Queensland newspapers, through State Library of Queensland's digital volunteering initiative, Pitch in! The articles come from a range of newspapers including The Queenslander, The Brisbane Courier and The Northern Miner and cover the whole of the first year of WWI.

Each day on Twitter, SLQ posts tweets of newspaper headlines and articles, providing a glimpse into life in Queensland 100 years ago, as the first year of the war unfolded. Weekly stories on SLQ's Facebook page and WWI Centenary blog explore and reveal more about the diverse experiences, stories, places and impacts of WWI – on the home front as well as the war front. Q ANZAC 100 On this day will reveal Queensland's history and provide new insights into Queensland's culture and society during the First World War.

Get involved

Add your own stories using the hashtags #onthisday #WWI #qanzac100

Follow Q ANZAC 100 #onthisday stories on Twitter, Facebook and Queensland's WWI Centenary blog.

Contact us at qanzac100@slq.qld.gov.au and tell us your #onthisday stories to share.

Anzac Day veterans of the Mons battle of 1914 march through Brisbane, ca.1954. Negative No: 201313