Friday 2 December 2011 by Dianne Rutherford. 2 comments.
Collection First World War, Heraldry, Gallipoli, Gallipoli Mission, hospital

My name's Sean Limn, and I've been doing work experience at the War Memorial for the past week. One of my tasks whilst at the Memorial was to research a collection item, a piece of an old tent found at Gallipoli in 1919. The tent piece was found at Rest Gully, and is from a hospital tent left during the evacuation in December 1915. The tent was left behind as part of the ruse  to prevent the Turks from realising that an evacuation was taking place.

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Friday 24 August 2007 by Janda Gooding. No comments.
News Exhibition, Gallipoli Mission, Janda's Blog about Gallipoli, Landscapes of war

Entrance to exhibition at Ian Potter Museum of Art, MelbourneEntrance to exhibition at Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne

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Windamere, CobbittyWindamere, Cobbitty

Lenore Heath who works in the Photographs section at the Memorial has an interesting link to George Lambert. Lenore's grandparents, Ben and Alice Heath, owned the guesthouse 'Windamere' where Lambert died in May 1930.

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Tuesday 12 December 2006 by Janda Gooding. No comments.
George Lambert: Gallipoli and Palestine Landscapes Exhibition, Gallipoli Mission, Landscape

When the Australian Historical Mission left Gallipoli on 10 March 1919 they sailed up to Constantinople (Istanbul) before embarking on a 1500 mile rail journey that would take them across Turkey, Syria, Palestine and Egypt and into Cairo where they dispersed. The rail link through the Taurus Mountains had only been recently opened and was being used to transport Tukish and Allied troops back and forth across Asia Minor.

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Thursday 7 December 2006 by Janda Gooding. No comments.
George Lambert: Gallipoli and Palestine Landscapes Exhibition, Gallipoli Mission, Landscape

Lambert was interested in the small details of the landscape just as much as the grand vistas. By painting studies of the local flowers and bushes he was able to understand more thoroughly the character, form and colours of a particular site. When he arrived on Gallipoli he made notes about the local plants: "The scrub is greenish with nice dead stuff showing grey purple here & there. I propose getting a record of the various plants & flowers." 

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Friday 3 November 2006 by Janda Gooding. 1 comments.
George Lambert: Gallipoli and Palestine Landscapes Gallipoli Mission

In January 1919 a small group led by Charles Bean left London to travel to Gallipoli. The Australian Historical Mission was comprised of war records section staff, photographers and officers who had served at Gallipoli in 1915. The primary tasks of the mission were to report on the state of the war graves at Gallipoli and for Bean to try and resolve many of the riddles of the 1915 campaign.

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