On This Day… Showing Oakey’s Patriotism

This month I came across this article from the Darling Downs Gazette, Friday 22 September 1916, page 4. As you all know, this year we are smack in the middle of the ANZAC 100 commemoration period and so it is no surprise that I find an article about what is happening on the home front.…

Marching Past

  I’m sorry I missed last weeks post, I broke a wheel (tore my calf muscle) and spent the week doing nothing. I’ve just spent the whole of this week playing catch up and so the entry this week is going to be a quick one. With the deadline rolling up quickly for the Oakey Historical Museum…

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…

A Moving Memorial

This week is just a short post. I was talking to a patron about the ANZAC 100th this year and what we were all going to do about it. The Oakey Library and the Oakey Historical Society are currently working on a display of Diggers, and their family, from the local area. As a part…