Commemorate the Journey from Queensland to Gallipoli 100 Years Ago
100 years since Troops depart for Gallipoli Saturday, 27 September 12:00pm The Courier-Mail Piazza
2nd Light Horse Battalion in Brisbane August 1914 -
Queensland State Library
Queensland Government are commemorating 100 years since the departure of the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) in the First World War with an educative encampment and exhibition at South Bank, outside the Courier-Mail Piazza as thousands of Queenslanders gather for Brisbane Festival’s Riverfire.
Learn about the role Queensland played in the AIF and see what life for a soldier was like during the First World War, with approx.
30 actors dressed in 1914 uniforms and period dress who will re-enact life and events in 1914 Queensland including recruitment, training and embarkation of the AIF.
Visitors will also be able to meet members of the Australian Light Horse Association.