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Jun, 2018

A Minute with Joy

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Joy is a very well-known retired School teacher in the Wandoan district.  Family history has always been a passion of Joy’s – even moreso since her retirement. To Joy’s delight, Western Downs Libraries provide Ancestry.com on all public computers and you will see Joy most weeks researching from this fantastic resource offered to all Library members.

One of Joy’s greatest achievements was to have a book printed in 2017 called  “Boys from the Bush: Juandah District”, which details 46 young men enlisted from around the area who served in World War I. Research stories of each veteran came from  National Australian Archives, Service records, Australian Births and Deaths and marriages, as well as  interviews with family and friends.

Joy is a much-loved member of Wandoan Library. Our team value her knowledge and desire to find the missing link in her search to unite the soldier with his family.