Consolidating the Tradition

ANZAC Day No.3

ABOVE: This poignant photo appeared in “The Queenslander Pictorial” of 27 April 1918 (page 26). It is from the State Library of Queensland’s collection. The caption reads: “Some of the original Anzacs in training at Enoggera Camp, Brisbane, in 1914. How many of these light-hearted boys have since given their lives for Read more…

By The Secretary, ago
Consolidating the Tradition

Nurses' honour board

ARMY NURSING SERVICE. HONOUR BOARD UNVEILED. A spirit of deep devotion characterised the gathering held in St. Luke’s War Chapel on Monday, when the honour board erected by The Soldiers’ Church of England Help Society, in memory of those members of the Australian Army Nursing Service who have gone from Queensland to serve at the Front, was Read more…

By The Secretary, ago
Consolidating the Tradition

ANZAC Day No.1

ANZAC COMMEMORATION DAY. A MEETING of the ANZAC commemoration executive* was held in the Premier’s office on Monday evening last [ 6 March 1916 ]. Mr. W. Lennon [ William Lennon ] was in the chair, there being also present:– Archbishop Donaldson [ St Clair George Alfred Donaldson ] Archbishop Duhig [ James Read more…

By The Secretary, ago
Consolidating the Tradition

ANZAC Day planning

ABOVE: The Anzac Day Commemoration Committee of Queensland (“the ADCCQ”) assembled in 1922. Back Row (from left). – Archibald Watson (The Associated Chamber of Manufactures of Australia, Queensland Branch), Charles Gibbon (The Sailors’ and Soldiers’ Fathers’ Association of Queensland), Colonel William McKenzie (Salvation Army), Stanley Wilmott (The Overseas Club) and Arthur Exley (The Royal Society of Read more…

By Peter Collins, ago