60th Anniversary of the end of World War II

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2005| 60th Anniversary of the end of World War II

RIHG received two Brisbane City Council Community Grants totalling $13,532 for a project to mark this anniversary. It had three strands – each a project in its own right:

World War II Visual Exhibition – a display of local maps, photos and realia from World War II.

Photo Competition – One aspect of the exhibition sought photos in two sections:
a)  Local residents during World War II and
b) World War II sites in the local area.

This competition was supported by members of the Forest Lake Photography Club, who attended a one-day portrait “photo-shoot” and a sites convoy tour.  Entries were judged by Anne Russell, an experienced judge with the Photographic Society of Queensland.

Treasurer Angela Naumann / The Governor Ms Quentin Bryce / Photo judge Anne Russell        Source: Peter Hughson



On 26 Aug 2005, the Governor of Queensland, Ms Quentin Bryce, opened the Exhibition at Inala Community Art Gallery and presented awards to the winners of our World War II Photo Competition.

“World War II Stories from Brisbane’s South West” – This book was published just in time for Anzac Day.  It was launched on Friday 21 April 2006 in Inala Community Hall. Selected portrait photos from the Photography Competition (part of our World War II Visual Exhibition) were used as images in the book.

“Local Sites from World War II” – two History Tour brochures were published in August 2006. Members took a trial bus tour round the sites, and planned the self-drive routes.

25 Dutch memorial stone Richlands

Selected images from our World War II Visual Exhibition were used to illustrate the brochures. However, while the first prints were in colour, high costs meant that later prints were in black and white.