Monday 1 August 2011 by Lauren Hewitt. 1 comments.
New acquisitions Collection, Photographs, Frontline troops, Landscape, Afghanistan

The AWM has recently acquired a significant set of photographs taken by photographer Gary Ramage in Afghanistan in 2010. Photographs such as these, of Australian Defence Force personnel on patrol ‘outside the wire’ in Afghanistan, are a first for the AWM. 

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Looking towards Suvla April 2007Looking towards Suvla April 2007

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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. No comments.
George Lambert: Gallipoli and Palestine Landscapes Landscape

All of us live with landscape all the time. It surrounds us and is part of our lives. This section looks at some different aspects of art, landscape and how these two things can help shape our memories and our view of the world. 

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