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WHAT BECAME OF PRIVATE QUAMBY AT ANZAC COVE?

WHAT BECAME OF PRIVATE QUAMBY AT ANZAC COVE?

LOST MATES  HAUNT AN ANZAC When Anzac veteran Arthur Singleton was admitted to a Tasmanian mental asylum in 1926 he spoke of being tormented by the voices of his dead mates on Gallipolli.  He went on to fight in France,  but it was memories of the carnage   […]

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A VERY LONG WAR

  PRIVATE ARTHUR  WILLIAM SINGLETON – SERVICE NUMBER 301 Aged 20, Tasmanian born Arthur Singleton enlisted in the 12th Battalion, one of the first raised in Australia. He was a farmer’s son, and  had already served in the state’s volunteer military service for several years.  Like many […]

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LACHLAN MACQUARIE; FATHER OF THE ANZACS?

LACHLAN MACQUARIE; FATHER OF THE ANZACS?

 VISION FOR A NATION By 1815 Governor Lachlan Macquarie’s extensive building programme and his efforts to raise the moral standards of the colony of New South Wales were bearing fruit. Sydney, which had been little more than a squalid penal camp when he arrived, was becoming a […]

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TWO BRAVE WWI NURSES FROM TASMANIA

TWO BRAVE WWI NURSES FROM TASMANIA

 GOODBYE HOBART TOWN On October 20 1914,  the 12th Battalion AIF embarked  from Hobart on the troopship Geelong.  They were accompanied by two Australian army  nurses;  Sister Alice  Gordon King ( left in  the picture below)  and Sister Janet Ella  Radcliff (right). Alice was twenty eight years […]

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