Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation

Fellowship recipients

Four fellowships valued at $15,000 each are on offer each year to fund research projects relating to Queensland's role in the First World War both at home and abroad.

2016-2017 Q ANZAC 100 Fellows

The 2016 QANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation Fellows were announced at the annual Queensland Memory Awards on Thursday 9th June 2016 at the State Library of Queensland.  To keep up to date on the Fellows and their research browse the Queensland's World War 1 centenary blog.

Victoria Carless

Victoria Carless

Paper Moon: research towards the development of content for a new novel, based on the stories of Australian deserters.

Victoria will research the profile of and historical circumstances surrounding the deserter or illegal absentee in WWl.  A largely untold story, Victoria will use her research to develop a fictional work about a deserter and his life story.

Ursula Cleary

Ursula Cleary

Mother ANZAC Annie Wheeler

Annie Wheeler, also known as Mother Wheeler provided enormous support for Queensland soldiers and their families during WWl by corresponding with hundreds of them on a regular basis, sometimes providing soldiers with money if needed and helping families to locate their loved ones.

Mark Cryle

Dr Mark Cryle

Custodians of Memory, Archivists of Loss: Queensland Women and the Anzac Tradition

Memorialising WWl has largely been men’s business.  This project examines the way in which women as guardians of family memories, memorialised the war through letters, memorabilia and photographs.These are the ‘archives of loss’.

Maria Quirk

Dr Maria Quirk

A house of Fighting (Female)Queenslanders: One Family’s story of Feminism, Empire and the bonds of sisterhood during the First World War

Maria’s project will map how both feminism and loyalty to empire motivated the Paten sisters of Ashgrove to break new ground in women’s involvement with army medical and ancillary services.

Under The Skin 2: Q ANZAC Fellows discuss their work

Learn about the progress of the 2016 Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation Fellows as they explore the hidden histories of Queensland’s heroic women of the First World War; families, memories and the legacy of loss; and the plight of First World War deserters.
Join Fellows Victoria Carless, Ursula Cleary, Dr Mark Cryle and Dr Maria Quirk as they present and discuss their research into the many stories of Queensland during the War.

Date: Tuesday 28 February 11.00am – 1:00pm

Venue: SLQ Auditorium 2

2015-2016 Q ANZAC 100 Fellows

Elaine Acworth

My Father’s Wars follows the story of her own father who fought in both world wars. Ms Acworth’s story personalises the costs and rewards of massive continental conflict half a world away in the life of a Queensland man and his family, in an intimate and known context.

Neville Buch

Queensland community thinkers and their social-political formations during World War I: passion and reason for war and peace 1914–19 will examine the diversity of opinion and shifting attitudes of Queenslanders during this tumultuous time.

John Thompson

Censors, Conscripts & Queensland – J.J. Stable and the Battle for Hansard will focus the John Oxley Library’s Stable collection which includes Hansard No 37, a record of Premier TJ Ryan’s controversial speech ordered to be destroyed by Prime Minister Billy Hughes.

Robert Hogg

Queensland’s soldiers: place, identity and stories of belonging in the First World War examines the largely unexplored themes of identify, place and belonging. Using the diaries, photographs and personal letters of soldiers who went to Gallipoli and the Western front, Mr Hogg will explore soldiers’ attachment to their home state and identified themselves as ‘Queenslanders’.


Defending Bowen Jetty against a German invasion during WWI. Negative No: 26878

Under the skin: Q ANZAC Fellows discuss their research to date

Scratch the surface of any topic and you will expose a wealth of information and ideas — sometimes more than you ever imagined. Over the last seven months Queensland’s experience of the First World War has been not only scratched but deeply explored by the 2015 Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation Fellows. Join Fellows Elaine Acworth, Dr Neville Buch, Dr Robert Hogg and John Thompson and facilitator Ian Townsend, as they present and discuss their research into the First World War and Queensland’s many stories.

Date: Tuesday 8 September 9am – 11am

Venue: SLQ Auditorium 2