Premier’s Anzac Prize Digital Story 2015

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In 2015, 70 young Queenslanders were awarded the Premier's Anzac Prize, which comprised a trip to Europe in April-May, to attend the Anzac Day centenary event in Gallipoli and tour the Western Front.

For the 70 students the trip was a life-changing experience, and to highlight their remarkable commemorative journey,  State Library has produced a digital story featuring Emily Ireland, one of the 2015 prizewinners. Through Emily's experience and the WWI family story which underpinned her application, the digital story explores the application process, awarding of the prize, and the subsequent journey to Gallipoli and the Western Front. Emily shares her impressions and learnings.

2015 Anzac Premier's Prize recipients at the launch of the Voices from Afar Installation

2015 Anzac Premier's Prize recipients at the launch of the Voices from Afar Installation

In addition to the trip, several of Prize recipients showcased their journeys in the Voices from Afar installation, a mini-exhibition mounted as part of State Library's Distant Lines First World War Exhibition in 2015.

Voices from Afar installation launch at State Library, 2015

Voices from Afar installation launch at State Library, 2015

The Premier's Anzac Prize Digital Story 2015 can be viewed via our One Search catalogue, on the QANZAC100 website, and on State Library's channels on Vimeo and YouTube.

Robyn Hamilton - QANZAC100 Content Curator, State Library of Queensland

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