WAR STORIES: Councillor Lynne Forgan and Bundaberg librarian Sue Gammon look at the Q100 Anzac project.
WAR STORIES: Councillor Lynne Forgan and Bundaberg librarian Sue Gammon look at the Q100 Anzac project.

Search on for Anzac stories

BUNDABERG Regional Libraries is on a mission to capture the stories of the region's First World War soldiers for a new generation.

Council's Sport, Recreation and Venues spokeswoman Lynne Forgan said the library had received a $10,000 grant from the State Library of Queensland to participate in its online Q 100 Anzac: Memories for a New Generation project.

"Library staff have been meticulously combing through the region's records to compile a detailed list of the region's war heroes from the First World War," Cr Forgan said.

"All of this information will be bought together as part of the State Library's History Pin project, which is an online historical forum."

Cr Forgan said information about the hundreds of First World War recruits from across the region wasn't currently compiled in one easily accessible location.

"The aim is to bring our soldiers' stories to life so that they are more than just a name on a plaque."

The project can be accessed at http://www.historypin.org by searching for the collection name or locating the Bundaberg region on the map.

Any residents who have First World War stories or images to share can contact Community Services Librarian Sue Gammon on 1300 883 699.



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