Nations united – Young and old alike honour friends and fallen

Courier Mail, The (Brisbane), 25/04/2006, pg. 1

RETIRED American chopper pilot Mark Skulborstad will be a long way from home today but there is no other place he would rather be than the Anzac Day commemoration in Toowoomba.

With tears rolling down his cheeks, the former US Army chief warrant officer explained how he has made the journey to […]

Goondi man witnesses Sudan horror

Courier Mail, The (Brisbane), 24/06/2004, pg. 21

A QUEENSLAND Red Cross aid worker was safely back home this week after experiencing the horror of Sudan’s war-torn Darfur region.

David Overlack of Goondiwindi, 300km southwest of Brisbane, said up to a million people had been forced from their homes in what was now the world’s worst disaster zone.

Gangs of armed […]


Courier Mail, The (Brisbane), 24/08/2002, pg. 34

With Australia again considering sending troops into war, Amanda Gearing reports on the anniversary of one of our nation’s most significant battles of World War II

TODAY marks the 60th anniversary of the start of the Battle of Milne Bay, when Australian and American troops defeated Japanese forces in New Guinea in the […]

Diggers answered the call in our darkest hour

Courier Mail, The (Brisbane), 18/03/2002, pg. 5

WHEN 1000 army recruits crept from their base at Cabarlah near Toowoomba to descend the rugged escarpment on a rainy night in 1942, they didn’t know where they were going or why their families weren’t to know they had gone.

A train was awaiting them at Spring Bluff. They were being sent […]