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Anzac Square Memorial Galleries Talk Series: Christmas and World War I

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Anzac Square Memorial Galleries

ANZAC Square

Brisbane City, QLD 4000

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Come along and immerse yourself in how Queensland soldiers celebrated Christmas during World War I

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This talk will reveal how Queensland soldiers celebrated Christmas during World War I.

With Australia’s entry into the First World War in August 1914, the opportunities to celebrate Christmas for many Australian soldiers would be limited. Though limited, somehow, they did and some of their undertakings were captured on film or documented with letters, postcards or with personal accounts.

Through the State Library’s digital collection and other sources, this talk will present some of the different ways in which Australian soldiers, particularly Queenslanders, celebrated Christmas away from home during the First World War.

After the talk, visitors can stay to explore the Memorial Galleries - embarking on an interactive journey from World War I to today, before taking time to reflect on the remarkable stories of bravery and sacrifice in the tranquil parklands.

Anzac Square Talk Series:

Duration: 45-60 minutes

Location: Meet at the main entrance of the Anzac Square Memorial Galleries (look for the large double brass doors located beneath the Shrine of Remembrance, on the left corner of the Anzac Square parklands)

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Conditions of entry

Please consult our conditions of entry before making your booking: https://www.anzacsquare.qld.gov.au/alerts

General enquiries

Contact the Anzac Square Visitor Services team on 0466 922 259 or email anzacsquare@slq.qld.gov.au

Access

Information on how you can access us can be found here: https://www.anzacsquare.qld.gov.au/plan-your-visit.

Please let us know, via the booking form, if you have mobility challenges. All interactive screens in the galleries are wheelchair accessible. Ambulant toilets are also available in the Post World War II Memorial Gallery.

Cancellations

Two days’ notice for cancellation of tours would be appreciated. Please cancel via Eventbrite. Alternatively, email anzacsquare@slq.qld.gov.au or contact us on 0466 922 259.

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The views expressed by the speakers are their own and the promotion of products/services is not endorsed by State Library.

State Library carpark access has changed

Due to Brisbane City Council’s permanent closure of Victoria Bridge to general traffic, all access to the Cultural Centre carparks is now via Stanley Place (from the Grey Street and Peel Street intersection, or Montague Road).

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