A call from the Dardanelles...

Accession Number ARTV05167
Collection type Art
Measurement sheet: 100 x 74 cm
Object type Poster
Physical description chromolithograph on canvas
Location Main Bld: First World War Gallery: The Anzac Story: Gallipoli: The Grand Plan
Maker Burton, H M
The Defence Department of the Commonwealth
S.T. Leigh & Co. Ltd
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


This recruiting poster employs the theme of Australians fighting at Gallipoli to encourage men to enlist. A tall strong digger wearing a slouch hat and rising sun badge stands astride the Narrows, one foot on the Gallipoli Peninsula and the other on Asia Minor. The soldier has raised his hands to his mouth as he calls out the Australian bush cry of 'coo-ee'. The poster contains distinctly Australian symbolism with no reference to Britain or the British Empire.