Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation

Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation is a five-year program of legacy initiatives that will commemorate 100 years of First World War and Anzac history.

State Library of Queensland, in partnership with Queensland’s cultural heritage sector has an extraordinary opportunity to uncover new Queensland stories and treasures, and generate insights, conversations and experiences that honour and embrace the enduring Anzac spirit.

This commemorative initiative is a 21st Century response that engages with communities across regional Queensland and embraces new technology. It will help all Queenslanders learn more about the Queensland story.

Initiatives include:

  • An interactive timeline of digitised and new media content
  • Online educational resources
  • Research fellowships, symposia and publications
  • ‘White Gloves’ experiences with WWI treasures
  • Events and performances to foster new understanding and conversations about Queensland’s WWI experiences.

Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation commenced in early 2014.

For more information about the activities and events currently planned for Queenslanders, or workshops and professional development opportunities for heritage sector worker and volunteers, please visit the Q ANZAC 100: Memories For a New Generation site.

Join the conversation

Visit Queensland’s World War I Centenary blog to discover and share stories of Queensland’s First World War and Anzac experiences.

Collection enquiries

For enquiries relating to State Library’s WWI collections or to tell us about your own WWI memorabilia please contact us via our online enquiry form.

Connect with us

Are you a local library, museum, historical society, archive or community group planning activities or interested in learning more about how you can participate in Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation? Subscribe to our Queensland memory enews to keep in touch.

Community project funding opportunities

Queensland Anzac Centenary grants program

Queensland Government grants will be available for community projects that commemorate the Anzac Centenary. It is expected that the majority of grants approved will be between $15,000 and $40,000 per project or activity, although grants of up to $80,000 may be considered. Projects may include commemorative events, exhibitions, research, community education activities, or the restoration or enhancement of memorials and honour boards. To find out more, visit the Queensland Anzac Centenary grants program.

First World War Historypin grants

Do you have a First World War story to tell? Applications are now open for State Library of Queensland's Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation Historypin grants.

Grants of up to $10,000 are on offer for community-based organisations (such as a library, school, RSL, museum, gallery or local history group) to tell a story about Queensland's experience of the First World War or centenary commemoration activities taking place in their community.

To find out more or to submit an application, visit the Historypin page on the Q ANZAC 100 site. Applications close 5 June 2015.



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Access to Queensland's World War 1 Centenary blog. Portrait of Jack Mathewson

Queensland's World War 1 Centenary blog 

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