Master of the battlefield - General Sir John Monash

Monash PosterMaster of the battlefield - General Sir John Monash is a cameo display of the life and times of Australia's greatest First World War Commander, General Sir John Monash. The exhibition includes the George Coates painting General Monash Saluting the Cenotaph, and the bronze bust of Monash by sculptor Paul Montford. These items contrast with the more personal items, such as his army identification disc worn at Gallipoli and the Australian flag carried in 1919 Victory Parade through London. Also on display are a number of war souvenirs collected by Monash including German Iron Crosses captured at Harbonnieres, shoulder straps from German prisoners and a rare piece of the propeller from the Red Baron's plane shot down in 1918.

This exhibition also toured as part of Two men - two wars.

Master of the battlefield - General Sir John Monash
Location Start Finish
Queen's Hall, Parliament House, Melbourne VIC 26/09/00 5/10/00
Gold Museum, Ballarat VIC 9/10/00 23/11/00
Mildura Arts Centre, Mildura VIC 10/12/00 4/2/01
Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne VIC 29/3/01 6/5/01
Museum of the Riverina, Wagga Wagga NSW 1/5/01 12/6/01
PowerWorks, Morwell, VIC 14/6/01 8/7/01
Sydney Jewish Museum, NSW 22/7/01 8/9/01