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ARTV05167

Image copyright: Copyright expired - public domain,
Public Domain Mark This image is in the Public Domain

ID number ARTV05167
Title A call from the Dardanelles...
Collection Art
Object type Poster
Makers
  • Burton, H M (Artist);
  • The Defence Department of the Commonwealth (Publisher);
  • S.T. Leigh & Co. Ltd (Printer);
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 1915
Medium chromolithograph on canvas
Measurement sheet: 100 x 74 cm

Description

This recruiting poster employs the theme of Australians fighting at Gallipoli to encourage men to enlist. A tall strong digger wearing a slouch hat and rising sun badge stands astride the Narrows, one foot on the Gallipoli Peninsula and the other on Asia Minor. The soldier has raised his hands to his mouth as he calls out the Australian bush cry of 'coo-ee'. The poster contains distinctly Australian symbolism with no reference to Britain or the British Empire.