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Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation

A state of war

More than 57,700 Queenslanders served Australia in the First World War. All had a story to tell. They came together from varied backgrounds and fought for different reasons.

Troops unloading supplies at Y Beach, Cape Helles, Gallipoli, 1915 From: David Gifford Croll Papers, 1914-1919 Image number: OM78-70-0001-0041

Robyn and Darren demonstrate the State of War interactive timeline. #worldwar1 #ww1 #qanzac100 #statelibrary #statelibraryqueensland

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Uncover the key moments and stories and never-before-seen photographs which reveal how Queenslanders experienced the First World War, through the interactive, online portal, A State of War.

Navigate thousands of personal photographs, letters, diaries, and newspaper articles from State Library’s collection – an immense, visually rich documentary heritage which forms our collective memory of these tumultuous years.

Listen to audio of a selection of letters and diaries while you browse the digitised original item or its transcript.

Browse the gallery and curate your own collection of memories to keep, continue to discover and add to, and share through social media.

Interact with a hands-on experience onsite in the Knowledge Walk at the State Library of Queensland's South Bank building. Using touch, navigate your way through memories that have passed through generations. Delve into the stories of featured Queenslanders through an interactive audio-visual experience.

One hundred years on, discover and share Queensland’s First World War memories, to create a digital legacy for future generations.