A call from the Dardanelles...
ID numberARTV05167
Collection typeArt
TitleA call from the Dardanelles...
Measurementsheet: 100 x 74 cm
Object typePoster
Maker
  • Burton, H M
  • The Defence Department of the Commonwealth
  • S.T. Leigh & Co. Ltd
Place madeAustralia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made1915
Physical descriptionchromolithograph on canvas
CopyrightCopyright expired - public domain
DescriptionThis 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.