Souvenir, 76 Quota HMAT Aeneas

Accession Number AWM2019.423.1
Collection number Souvenirs 10 Collection (Autographs and Autograph Books) 2/1/28
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Measurement Overall: 28.1 cm x 38.2 cm
Object type Souvenir
Maker Elliott, John Ashton
Place made At sea
Date made 1919
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

A hand-drawn souvenir decorated with silhouettes of England and Australia infilled with the Union Jack and Australian Red Ensign respectively. Across the flags are written "Good-bye England" and "Hello! Australia". Also shown are decorations of a rose, a sprig of wattle, the Rising Sun Badge, and an illustration of a ship. Includes the writing "76 Quota Homeward bound on HMAT Aeneas Xmas 1919". The souvenir includes signatures of others aboard the HMAT AENEAS at the time. This souvenir is associated with the First World War service of Staff Sergeant John Ashton Elliott, Australian Army Ordnance Corps.