On This Day… ANZACs in Action

While this week’s article from the Darling Downs Gazette, Saturday 18 November 1916, page 5 isn’t about the local region, but instead is the letter home of a local man from the trenches. After a little digging I discovered that Wilbraham Lee FOWLER (1887 – 1917), Landed at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915 and was…

Under the Southern Cross

This week’s story came about because of a question from a patron. I thought it would be pretty dry subject (well as dry as a story including water pumps can be) but I did find one bizarre bit of knowledge that I just had to include. Read on and enjoy! The Toowoomba Foundry, originally called…

On This Day… £100 a word

Today I thought it was interesting to find in Darling Downs Gazette, Saturday 21 October 1916, page 4 the “new” legislation being passed about the use of the word ANZAC. And here’s a bit of trivia for you. The only place the word ANZAC is used without the need for consent is for ANZAC biscuits. It…