ON SHOW: Sue Buckley peruses the Queensland National Library’s travelling collection.
ON SHOW: Sue Buckley peruses the Queensland National Library’s travelling collection. Peter Carruthers

War’s treasures go on show

SUE Buckley was so excited to see the Q Anzac 100: Memories for a New Generation exhibition at the Proserpine Library yesterday that she took time off work.

The travelling exhibition collated and on tour by the Queensland State Library offered a chance for people outside the metropolitan area to see artefacts of significance that have survived the First World War.

Ms Buckley has been researching her family history for about 20 years and has visited the Queensland State Library in Brisbane.

"It's very interesting. I have bought a letter of my great-uncle with me. He was in the 5th Light Horse," she said.

Ms Buckley was impressed with the introduction given by the Queensland State Library's Niles Elvery, and to enjoy the White Glove Experience.

"It's great to have anything coming here. Original documents are great to have," she said.

Mr Elvery said the exhibition was designed to present the stories and accompanying relics in a hands-on display.

"It's really just to give people that experience of looking at the content that was created 100 years ago," he said.

To give people that hands-on experience with the collection is the goal.


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