Photograph taken of scene at the Queensland Dinner to children of soldiers at the Guildhall, London, January 7, 1916.

Queensland State Archives posted a photo:

Taken from The Star, January 7 1916:


Queensland’s Gift to Poor Children of London.

There were great doings at the Guildhall this afternoon, when 1,300 children of the Shaftesbury Society and Ragged School Union were entertained by friends in Queensland, Australia.
The children came from the poorest parts of Bermondsey, Clerkenwell, Hoxton, Islington, St. Luke’s Southwark, and Whitechapel and had the honour of a civic welcome from the Lord Mayor, Sherriffs, and members of the Corporation. Sir Thomas B. Robinson (Agent-General for Queensland) and Lady Robinson represented the givers of the feast, and were met at the door of the hall by a guard of honour of the Tower Hamlets Cadets.
Over 1,000lb. of roast beef and nearly 750lb. of plum pudding, not to mention piles of fruit and sweets, were provided for the children’s feast. Queensland sent large quantities of frozen meats and other foodstuffs,

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