• Hospital Tent at Rest Gully Gallipoli

    Friday 2 December 2011 by Dianne Rutherford. 2 comments

    My name's Sean Limn, and I've been doing work experience at the War Memorial for the past week. One of my tasks whilst at the Memorial was to research a collection item, a piece of an old tent found at Gallipoli in 1919. The tent piece was found at Rest Gully, and is from a hospital tent left during the evacuation in December 1915. The tent was left behind as part of the ruse  to prevent the Turks from realising that an evacuation was …

    Read on

  • Lambert in Melbourne

    Friday 24 August 2007 by Janda Gooding.

    Entrance to exhibition at Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne Here are some of the latest pics of the George Lambert exhibition at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne. You can see that it looks quite different to how it did in Canberra. As each venue has different physical spaces and facilities and even different visitor patterns, the exhibition is 're-designed' for each specific venue. Whereas in Canberra we used …

    Read on

  • 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 …

    Read on

  • George Lambert and 'Windamere'

    Thursday 8 February 2007 by Janda Gooding.

    Windamere, Cobbitty Lenore Heath who works in the Photographs section at the Memorial has an interesting link to George Lambert. Lenore's grandparents, Ben and Alice Heath, owned the guesthouse 'Windamere' where Lambert died in May 1930. Ben was born in Slough, England in 1887 and migrated first to New Zealand and then Australia, settling in Sydney. He married Alice Ward in 1915 and shortly after enlisted in the …

    Read on

  • The rail journey from Gallipoli to Cairo

    Tuesday 12 December 2006 by Janda Gooding.

    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. …

    Read on

  • Gallipoli wild flowers

    Thursday 7 December 2006 by Janda Gooding.

    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 …

    Read on

  • The Gallipoli Mission

    Friday 3 November 2006 by Janda Gooding. 1 comments

    In January 1919 a small group led by Charles Bean left London to travel to Gallipoli. The Australian Historical Mission was comprised of war records section staff, photographers and officers who had served at Gallipoli in 1915. The primary tasks of the mission were to report on the state of the war graves at Gallipoli and for Bean to try and resolve many of the riddles of the 1915 campaign. George Lambert was asked by Bean to go with the…

    Read on