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ID number ART25669
Title Thanksgiving service in celebration of Victory in Europe held on the steps of the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, 9 May 1945
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Curtis, R Emerson (Artist)
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 1945
Medium pencil, watercolour, heightened with white on paper
Measurement sheet: 76.7 x 55.9 cm


On the steps of the Australian War Memorial under an Autumn sky a thanksgiving service in celebration of the Victory in Europe is held. Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester attended the service which was conducted by the Right Reverend E H Burgmann, Bishop of Goulburn. The flag on the right is that of the Governor General of Australia, His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester.