Association News and items of interest
Brisbane History Expo - Thursday 19 Nov 2015
On Thursday 19 Nov 2015 we mounted a display at City Hall with a number of other Brisbane Heritage museums. Pic on the left shows the display. While not a huge number of visitors there was considerable interest shown in our Museum with a number of people suggesting that they would visit Chermside.
The display panels used are the printers proof panels from the First Ashore Display, just the right size for this sort of activity.
[right] Setting up in the morning, you can just make out Peter Newland, Frank Meoni, Brad Shillig and just a small part of Phil Hill's hand.
Fighting Ninth 2015
The Battalion has issued a Centenary Edition of the Fighting Ninth magazine (previously titled Action 9). Some 300 printed copies will be distributed to Battalion members and there is an online copy available here...
Have a look at page 35 which shows all the covers of the Action9 magazines over the years, including the unpublished first issue.
Gallipoli - First Ashore DisplayThe Associations major activity for the ANZAC Centenary is a display at the Milne bay Memorial Library and Research Centre within the Chermside Historical Precinct.
The display consists of a life size diorama depicting Lt Duncan Chapman, the first man ashore, advancing up the beach. There is a display featuring a short history of the 9th Battalion AIF with details of the raising of the Battalion, embarkation, the landing at Gallipoli and some of the Battle Honours awarded to the Battalion.
The next exhibit has details of some of the noteable members of the Battalion including Ernie Myers the recipient of a Military Cross and 2 bars.
Finally there is an Honour wall listing the names of all members killed during World War 1.
The exhibit is open on Sundays and Mondays from 2:00pm to 4:00 pm and will run through until December 2016 after which it will be replaced with a further exhibit depicting the battle of Milne Bay.
Association Museum Christmas Closing…
Association Museum Christmas closingThe 9th Battalions Association War Memorial Museum within the Enoggera Barracks will be closed from 8 Dec 2015 until 12 Jan 2016. Due to the latest security arrangements for the Barracks anyone wishing to visit the Museum is advised to contact us at least a week prior to their intended visit. Use the 'Contact' tab on the right of this page of phone the Secretary on 07 3814 4331.
9RQR Colours Laying up…