Join the AIF: This is serious!

Place Oceania: Australia
Accession Number ARTV06723
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 98 x 73 cm
Object type Poster
Physical description offset lithograph on paper
Maker Northfield, James
Director General of Recruiting
F W Niven Pty Ltd
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made c. 1939-1942
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Australian Commonwealth Military Forces Second World War recruitment poster. Released in 1941 before Japan had entered the war, at a time when many Australians were reluctant to enlist to fight on the other side of the world. Depicts a man donning a uniform, rifle in one hand, his civilian clothes lie in heap on the ground behind him.