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Full steam ahead for final commemorative projects

A troop train at Enoggera during the First World War. Our last operational troop train will feature in an upcoming Queensland Anzac Centenary grant project. Image credit: State Library of Queensland.

Since 2014, the Queensland Government has proudly supported over 330 community projects and events through the Queensland Anzac Centenary grant programs.

From historical research to virtual reality, Queenslanders have used the grants to explore many unique and interesting ways to honour our past and present servicemen and women.

There are many more engaging tributes still to come in 2018, following the recent announcement of successful projects from Spirit of Service round five (PDF, 680KB) and Lasting Legacies round six (PDF, 643KB). Here’s just a small selection of the many fascinating projects currently underway:

  • Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway Cooperative will honour the signing of the Armistice with a special event featuring the last operational troop train.
  • North Burnett Regional Council will bring returned servicemen’s stories to life using virtual reality.
  • Roma RSL Sub Branch and Tablelands Regional Council each plan to restore their community’s prized First World War trophies.
  • University of Queensland will stage The Blood Votes, a dramatic production that explores the First World War conscription debates.
  • Cairns Regional Council will project stirring First World War images onto key city sites, to complement their Remembrance Day service and march.
  • The Cherbourg Historical Precinct Group will extend their fabulous augmented reality experience, Dilly Bag, to further share the Boys from Barambah story.

Tablelands Regional Council will soon restore this German gun at the base of the Herberton War Memorial. Image credit: Queensland Government Heritage Branch staff.

Queenslanders will be invited to participate in the launch of most Queensland Anzac Centenary grant projects. Visit the events calendar, where details will be announced as they’re confirmed.

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Remembrance Day

On Sunday 11 November 2018, Queensland will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice—the historic agreement that led to the end of the First World War.

Discover how you can be a part of Queensland’s unique commemorations of this important First World War anniversary.

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Successful round five Spirit of Service recipients (PDF, 680KB)—Discover the final 35 community projects funded through round five of the Spirit of Service grant program.

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Lasting Legacies round six recipients (PDF, 643KB)—Learn about the final 19 community projects funded through round six of the Lasting Legacies grant program.

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