Digital Honour Roll

The Hinchinbrook Shire Digital Honour Roll is an interactive touchscreen where visitors can access historical information, images and stories from Hinchinbrook’s 39 fallen soldiers who served in World War 1 (WW1); with research for the project having been undertaken by the Gilroy Santa Maria College student research team.

 

Mayor Ramon Jayo said ‘The Hinchinbrook Shire Digital Honour Roll has united local residents, young and old as they commemorate the Anzac Centenary; a time to honour the service and sacrifice of our original ANZACs, and the generations of Australian servicemen and women who have defended our values and freedoms, in wars, conflicts and peace operations throughout a Century of Service.’

 

‘The project has been extremely relevant to the students who have worked on the project, engaging them in state of the art technology while affording them the opportunity to learn more about our local World War I history.’

 

This unique project has reinforced the Queensland Anzac Centenary commemoration themes of courage, integrity, resilience, mateship, team work, duty and sacrifice.

 

Digital Honour Roll Committee Chairman, Stephen Bourke said, ‘The project was inspired by the sacrifice made by the soldiers from the Hinchinbrook Shire. These Servicemen were ‘Brothers in Arms’ who all displayed extraordinary courage as they left the region and marched off to World War I.’

 

To access a preview of the Digital Honour Roll, please click the following link: Digital Honour Roll

 

The Hinchinbrook Digital Honour Roll is housed in the 31st Battalion – The Kennedy Regiment mini Museum – inside the Hinchinbrook Shire Library. Open to all 10am – 4pm 7 days a week.

 

The Hinchinbrook Shire Digital Honour Roll was jointly funded by the Queensland Anzac Centenary Spirit of Service Grant, the Hinchinbrook Rotary Club, and the Ingham Branch of the 31 st Inf. Bn. Association. The Hinchinbrook Shire Digital Honour Roll is a collaborative project between the Hinchinbrook Shire Council, Digital Honour Roll Committee and Gilroy Santa Maria College.