Queensland Public Service Patriotic Carnival Exhibition Grounds 12th October 1918

Accession Number ARTV08202
Collection type Art
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Object type Poster
Physical description lithograph on cardboard
Maker Templeton, P S
Queensland Public Service
A J Cumming, Government Printer
Date made 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright unknown


Australian First World War poster of a kangaroo, standing on a topographical map, holding the national flag. The kangaroo is dressed as soldier, holding a German pickelhaube helmet in one hand and the Australian flag in another. The poster advertises a patriotic carnival to assist soldiers, their wives and dependants, held in Brisbane in 1918. Peter Smith Templeton (1875-1971) born in Glasgow, Scotland. At the age of 13, he and his family emigrated to Queensland on board the Closeburn, leaving Glasgow June 1889 and arriving at the Customs House in Brisbane in October the same year. He married Myrtle Hutchison on 11 August 1920 in the Albert Street Methodist Church in Brisbane, leaving Brisbane to live in Sydney after the wedding. The couple lived in Sydney until 1932, when they returned to Brisbane. Peter Smith Templeton was employed as Government Artist in the Queensland Government Printing Office. He was a life member of the Queensland Art Society from 1932 and a member of the Arts and Crafts Society of Queensland in 1941. He was also a keen musician and organist. He died in June 1971 in Brisbane.

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