• ANZAC Cove

    Thursday 10 May 2007 by Janda Gooding. 2 comments

    ‘ANZAC Cove’ 1919 by George Lambert (ART02839) ART02839 On their first day in the 'Old ANZAC area'*, Lambert and Hubert Wilkins (the official photographer of the Australian Historical Mission) were taken down to ANZAC Cove by Charles Bean. Bean was keen to introduce them to the area and show them the dugout that he had occupied during 1915. The following day, 16 February 1919 Lambert made another visit to the beach and then …

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  • Natural history

    Tuesday 8 May 2007 by Janda Gooding.

    Looking towards Suvla April 2007 Arbutus shrub White Gallipoli rose Gaba Tepe, 21 April 2007 In late April the days on the Gallipoli peninsula are warm and the evenings cool. Across the peninsula the landscape is a mix of rich and interesting bushy scrub as well as farming land with olive groves, wheat fields and almonds growing wild along the roads. In many places Aleppo pine trees make dense …

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  • Surrender at Ziza 28 September, 1918

    Friday 4 May 2007 by Robyn Van-Dyk.

    A force of nearly 5,000 from the Turkish Maan garrison was encountered by elements of the 5th Australian Light Horse Regiment at Ziza on 29 September 1918. This dramatic painting, Ziza by H. Septimus Power, depicts the unique event where members the Australian Light Horse for one night shared food and fire with soldiers of the Turkish Army and joined forces with the Turks against Arabs from the Beni Sakhr tribes. H Septimus …

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  • Public Lecture by Jeremy Wilson

    Thursday 3 May 2007 by Mal Booth. 1 comments

    Front cover: “Lawrence of Arabia”, Jeremy Wilson 1989 Jeremy Wilson will be coming out to Canberra for the opening of our exhibition, with support from the British High Commission in Canberra. He will give a public talk in our Telstra Theatre on Sunday, 9 December 2007. Jeremy who wrote Lawrence of Arabia - the Authorised Biography (1989) is recognised as the world's leading scholar on Lawrence. He also wrote the catalogue for…

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  • Maps of the battles

    Wednesday 2 May 2007 by Craig Tibbitts.

    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. Map: Bapaume to Bullecourt from the Official History Vol IV, p 156 Map: Bullecourt from the Official History Vol IV, p 310 Map: Messines from the …

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  • the verso of the story

    Monday 30 April 2007 by Janda Gooding. 1 comments

    ART02856 ART02856 With all the work the conservation team - David, Ilaria, Sharon, Gajendra and Sophie - have done on the Lamberts for the exhibition, lots of new things have emerged - and the backs of the images are a goldmine for information. We've uncovered other paintings, unfinished sketches and interesting old labels. All of this adds to our understanding of George Lambert and how he worked. The 'Double trouble' post …

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  • Simpson Prize 30 April

    Monday 30 April 2007 by Simpson Prize. 2 comments

    The intrepid Simpson Prize group have now returned to Australia after a very successful tour to Turkey. The final days of the trip were spent in Istanbul visiting the Dolmabache Palace, followed by a shopping frenzy in the Spice Market and the Grand Bazaar. Purchases varied from the predictable (Turkish Delight) to the exotic (belly dancing outfit) and many in the group launched into the spirit of haggling with great enthusiasm. On our last …

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  • Day 12 - ANZAC Day

    Sunday 29 April 2007 by John Lafferty. 2 comments

    View larger image The big day. We start at 1:30am from the Kum Hotel by bus and drive to ANZAC Cove. From there we have the short walk to the dawn service area. This is done early so that we miss the crowds and get some seating. While waiting for the service to begin we see some documentaries and information about some of the ANZACs that died in the campaign. View larger image View larger image …

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  • Day 11

    Sunday 29 April 2007 by John Lafferty.

    View larger image View larger image The day before ANZAC day and there is only a half day of activities planned as tommorrow is a 1am start. We use this time to visit some area of interest to the group. Some we have seen before, like Quin's Post, and other areas like a walk along ANZAC Cove are done by some of the group for the first time. This is basically a catchup day. View larger image In the …

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  • End of the trip, but not the posts

    Sunday 29 April 2007 by John Lafferty. 3 comments

    We have now left Turkey and gone on our own different ways. Some are off to the Western Front Battlefield Tour, some are returning home and others (like myself) are continuing with other travelling. There are more images and information to pass on. For example I have a number of images that I have taken to show how the battlefields have changed with "then and now" collections. There are also more images from ANZAC Day and the last days we had in …

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