First World War Collection Tour

Tours run on Wednesday 7, Thursday 8 and Friday 9 November 2018 at 11:15am 

Meet in the Moving Goods gallery (at the Museum entrance) to see some of the Museum's collection and hear stories from the First World War.

Items that will be covered on the tour include The Workshops War Memorial, First World War Photography and Hunslet 327.

The Workshops War Memorial

This memorial was built in 1919 to honour the Ipswich Railway Workshops' employees who served in the First World War.

More than 300 men from The Workshops enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (AIF). Thirty-one did not return. After the war, The Workshops' employees raised £1400 to build the memorial.

Soldier Tourist

Arthur Bennett served in France and Belgium with 4th Pioneer Battalion, Australian Imperial Force during the First World War. Bennett was one of thousands of soldiers who ignored military rules, carrying a camera to capture his experiences during his war service.

Bennett worked for Queensland Railways before and after the war, retiring as foreman of the Westinghouse Brake Shop, Ipswich Workshops in 1961.

Hunslet 327

The Hunslet 327 has a varied story from moving ammunition, supplies and soldiers on the Western Front during the First World War, to the sugarcane fields of North Queensland and its restoration and home at the Museum.

Session Details

  • Tours run on 7, 8 and 9 November 2018 at 11:15am.

  • Tour is approximately 30 minutes.

  • No need to book.

  • Included with Museum entry.

Event Details

07 November 2018 11:00 AM - 09 November 2018 12:00 PM
Free with Admission

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