Alan and Nancy Hooper WW2 correspondence, 1940

Alan and Nancy Hooper WW2 correspondence, 1940

Alan Hooper served in New Guinea during the Second World War with 1 Papuan Infantry Battalion (1 PIB) and Australian New Guinea Administrative Unit (ANGAU). These narratives lead us through his wartime experiences in New Guinea, and the life of his fiancé Nancy at home in Brisbane. Hooper...

Archibald Hewland Raymond diary

Archibald Hewland Raymond diary

Covering the period 23 August 1914 - 22 February 1917 the diary contains a detailed account of Raymond's enlistment, voyage to Egypt, the Gallipoli Campaign and service in France and Belgium. It also contains a diagram by Raymond of how the shells fell around the ship he was on at the...

Claude Fraser Diary

Claude Fraser Diary

This diary was kept by 18 year old Claude Fraser from Queensland, who volunteered for deployment with the Graves Registration Unit in 1919. The men were tasked with locating, exhuming, identifying and reburying of Australian war dead on the battlefields of France in 1919.

Colonial Secretary's Correspondence

Colonial Secretary's Correspondence

State Library of Queensland has digitised the Colonial Secretary's letters received relating to Moreton Bay and Queensland 1822-1860 from a microfilm collection. This large collection of more than 42,000 pages of correspondence over nearly 40 years has been challenging to research. Volunteer...

Loughridge diary 1904-1905

Loughridge diary 1904-1905

The shipboard diary was written by C.W. Loughridge, the fourth officer of a cargo vessel, the "Torr Head" on its outward voyage from Ireland to Australia, via the Cape of Good Hope. It includes much observational commentary on Port Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, and in particular Brisbane...

Sergeant Herbert

Sergeant Herbert

Second World War Diary (covering 16 December 1942 to January 1943) written by Sergeant Herbert, from Townsville. The diary was accompanied by a Pocket vocabulary of Malay Pidgin English and Japanese phrases; Photographs of troops, aircraft and natives, taken in New Guinea at that time.