World War 1 resources

The First World War (1914-1918) was a seminal time in the history of the world. From 2014 to 2018, we commemorate 100 years since Queenslanders participated in that bloody conflict.

Over 57,000 service men and women from Queensland volunteered for action during WWI. Many of these people were injured or killed as evidenced in the hundreds of names on memorials and honour boards in towns and cities across the State.

State Library of Queensland’s John Oxley Library houses significant collections relating to the experience of Queenslanders during the Great War.

World War 1 collections

A showcase of letters, diaries, manuscripts and other memorabilia from Queenslanders who served in the First World War from the...

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Resources available for researching WW1 soldiers...

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