Queensland Military Museum

Queensland Military Museum

The locality holds over 5000 items relating to Queensland military heritage. It is an all volunteer organisation and includes a research centre and library. Assistance in genealogy and research is offered to the public free of charge. The society is also involved in presenting displays at community festivals, fetes etc.

Address: 
28 Church Street, Fortitude Valley, QLD
Tel: 
0738523565
Hours: 
12-4pm Sundays, 9-12pm Tue & Fri, Group Visits by appointment
Admission: 
Adults $2, Children (over 5) $1, Family $5
Facilities: 
Wheelchair access at rear of building, fully licensed club facilities (no poker machines), research and library centre, book and souvenir shop, membership open to anyone interested in military history and heritage, Individual $15, Corporate $30 - newsletter distributed monthly to members.
Collection: 
The collection includes a wide range of Queensland related military heritage such as: Uniforms, Firearms, Photographs, Medals, Documents and Flags.
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Items

Uniform

QDF

QDF
Creator:
Queensland Woollen Mills
Description:
Uniform, scarlet tunic, white cloth helmet, Martini-Henry rifle and bayonet
Date:
1890
Item Id Number:
87/00281

Worn by sergeant Ernest Nunn, first Queenslander (Moreton Regiment)

Uniform

VDC

VDC
Creator:
Allan and Stark, Brisbane
Description:
Corporal of the Australian Volunteer Defence Corps
Date:
1940
Item Id Number:
91/00864

The VDC was raised by the Returned Services League as Australia's "Home Guard". It consisted mostly of WWI veterans.

Uniform

Tunic

Tunic
Creator:
Not Known
Description:
Scarlet, Lieutenant's, 82nd Regiment of Foot
Date:
1857
Item Id Number:
87/00129

Tunic of Lieutenant Graham Mylne, 82nd Regiment of Foot (The Prince of Wale's Volunteers) who migrated to Queensland following the Indian Mutiny

Flag

Regimental Ensign

Regimental Ensign
Creator:
All Hallows Girls School, Brisbane
Description:
Green cotton with six small 26th Battalion, AIF, colour patches with central large patch with embroidered "Rising Sun" and ANZAC
Date:
1916
Item Id Number:
89/00408

Manufactured by the girls of All Hallows, was sent to the 26th Battalion, AIF, in 1916 and flown at battalion headquarters in France and Belgium from then to 1918

Bass Drum

42nd Australian Infantry Battalion, AIF, WWI Drum

42nd Australian Infantry Battalion, AIF, WWI Drum
Description:
Used in France and Belgium by the Band of the 42nd Battalion AIF. Battalion battle honours are attached to the drum.
Date:
1914-18
Item Id Number:
88/00137

Until lodged with the society the drum was used at the saluting site for Brisbane ANZAC Day parades to sound the "beat" for marching veterans.