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You might have noticed that our numbers to be adopted have almost doubled since the beginning of our project in November 2010. A major reason for this is the addition of the settlers from the Beerburrum Soldier Settlement. One of the largest soldier settlement schemes in Australia, about 600 returned servicemen took up land from 1916 and this is a significant part of our region’s war history. It is also the first time that the names of these settlers have ever been categorised.

As the project becomes more well-known in the district and more family members are contacting us wishing to be involved,

I feel it is timely to remind you that anybody can adopt one or more diggers. In particular, if your relative is on our database and has been adopted already, do contact us to see how you can share in the research and possibly take over the adoption yourself if you so wish.