For Queen & Country: Citizen soldiers in colonial Queensland, 1860-1903
The Colonial Forces Study Group (Qld) is proud to present its flagship publication, funded by a grant from the Q150 Community Funding program. For Queen & Country: Citizen soldiers in colonial Queensland, 1860-1903 is an authoritative work of historical research that tells the local stories of Queensland’s colonial military for the first time.
With more than 200 pages of new research and illustrations, it will provide local historians, genealogists, military historians and general readers with revealing insights into the organisation and membership of all branches of the Queensland Defence Force.
For Queen & Country focuses on the cities and towns that supported the development of Queensland’s colonial military forces. Places covered in this publication include Allora, Augathella, Ayr, Beenleigh, Biggenden, Blackstone, Boonah, Bowen, Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Charters Towers, Childers, Clermont, Clifton, Cooktown, Dalby, Gatton, Gladstone, Gympie, Herberton, Howard, Hughenden, Ingham, Ipswich, Lowood, Mackay, Maryborough, Mount Morgan, Nerang, North Pine, Ravenswood, Redcliffe, Rockhampton, Roma, Southport, Stanthorpe, Thursday Island, Toowoomba, Townsville and Warwick. All branches of Queensland’s colonial military and naval forces that operated in those towns and cities have been examined. A list of officers known to have served in each town will be of special interest.
Written by historians of the Colonial Forces Study Group (Qld) and edited by Geoff Ginn, Hilary Davies and Brian Rough, For Queen & Countryincorporates a wealth of local, official and military information and presents a detailed picture of a little-known aspect of our military heritage.
To purchase For For Queen & Country: Citizen soldiers in colonial Queensland, 1860-1903 or learn more about the book or the Colonial Forces Study Group (Qld), write to GPO Box 1226, Brisbane, Qld 4001, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.qldcolonialforces.org