Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Historical Society Wants War Items for Anzac Day; Seeking Artefacts, Memorabilia and the Stories That Go with Them

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Historical Society Wants War Items for Anzac Day; Seeking Artefacts, Memorabilia and the Stories That Go with Them

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Byline: Peter Foley peter.foley@qt.com.au

THE Ipswich Historical Society is making a determined charge to get more war memorabilia into its headquarters before Anzac Day.

The historical society has some personal letters and photographs but would like more war relics.

aWe have an awful lot of paper archives but we need a lot more solid artefacts; memorabilia,a volunteer Vivienne Harper said.

aIt would be lovely to have a lot more a and the stories that go with them.a

The historical society was founded in 1966 to collect, preserve, and display the social history of the Ipswich region.

Based at the Cooneana Heritage Centre on Redbank Plains Rd at New Chum, it wants to be known as the friendly society.

Ms Harper said the past year had been one of quite considerable change at the society.

aIf you havenat been here the past year you havenat seen anything,a she said.

The heritage centre in the former Cooneana Homestead has been broken up into different topics with displays periodically changing.

Reflecting Ipswichas heritage, there is an area dedicated to mines rescue, focusing on the Box Flat disaster, as part of a large mining display. Also showcasing Ipswich and the way we were is a collection of scrapbooks with subjects such as the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. …

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