Ninety years ago, in May 1917, the Australian War Records Section (AWRS) was formed in London. It is from this date that we trace the formal origins of the Australian War Memorial. Over the next two years the AWRS acquired approximately 25,000 objects, as well as paper records, photographs, film, publications, and works of art. All were brought back to Australia in 1919 and formed the basis of the collection of what would eventually become the Australian War Memorial.
Tunnellers – Hill 60
I'm now back at work and catching up on the email and tasks. I am also still processing the photos taken on the trip. As I go through the images I am adding notes but also looking for those images that where taken to match those in the collection. Here is the first one. It is a panoramic photo of North Beach. Although these images have been taken at a slightly different angle the details are still clear and the changes to the landscape become obvious.
Thursday 10 May 2007 by Janda Gooding. 2 comments.
George Lambert: Gallipoli and Palestine Landscapes Exhibition, Battlefield Tours, Gallipoli Mission, Janda's Blog about Gallipoli, Landscape, Landscapes of war
Tuesday 8 May 2007 by Janda Gooding. No comments.
George Lambert: Gallipoli and Palestine Landscapes Janda's Blog about Gallipoli, Landscape, Landscapes of war
These four basic maps are from Bean's Official History (Vol. IV) and are just a quick and handy reference for anyone reading about the four battles featured on this blog. Soon we hope to also feature some really great-looking original 1917 AIF maps, some of which will appear in the exhibition.