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…

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…

Sand Script

These three photos were sent to Emilie Hartland (nee Vohland) during World War I by a family friend Donald Plowman. These images reminded me of some amazing old photos that I have come across that have been handed down over the years in some families. When I was in Logan a gentleman donated some old silver…