My Father's Wars podcast
Elaine Acworth was the State Library of Queensland’s 2015/2016 Q ANZAC 100 Fellow. Elaine, a playwright and dramatist developed these dramatic works based on her personal journey of discovery and reconciling the image of Bill Acworth – her father, and soldier of the two world wars.
Indigenous Servicemen of the First World War
Until recently, few Australians were aware that indigenous Australians served in the First World War.
The Anzac Day Ritual
On the 25 April 1916, one year to the day that Australians troops splashed ashore at the Gallipoli Peninsula, 6434 servicemen paraded through the streets of Brisbane before 50,000 onlookers.
See our Queensland history come to life with home front and war front stories of courage, resilience, sacrifice and duty from the State Library of Queensland collection.
Nearly 27,000 Queensland soldiers had their portrait taken and published in The Queenslander newspaper before leaving for the First World War.
A State of War
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.
Soldier and survivor
James Toohey saw active service in France and Belgium. He returned safely to Brisbane in 1919.