A call from the Dardanelles...

Collection ID ARTV05167
Collection type Art
Title A call from the Dardanelles...
Measurement sheet: 100 x 74 cm
Object type Poster
Maker Burton, H M, The Defence Department of the Commonwealth, S.T. Leigh & Co. Ltd
Date made 1915
Copyright Copyright expired - 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.