Tanya Maynard Location: Flinders Island, Lady Barron southern beaches with Cape Barren Island in the distance. Creation date: 19/12/2019 (1.36pm) Soldier relation: 7314 Private James Henry Maynard, Grandfather

Accession Number AWM2019.103.4
Collection type Photograph
Object type Print
Maker Maynard, Ricky
Place made Australia: Tasmania, Flinders Island
Date made 19 December 2019
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright

Source credit to Acquired through Australian War Memorial official commission 2019

One of a series of commissioned photographs by Tasmanian Aboriginal photographer Ricky Maynard. Documentary photographer Maynard, of the Cape Portland and Ben Lomond People, was born in Launceston, Tasmania, and lives and works on Cape Barren Island. In 2019, The Australian War Memorial’s Photographs, Film and Sound Section, working in consultation with the Art Section, approached Maynard about a commissioned series of photographs, which would be created on the Furneaux Islands. The commission saw Maynard document the enduring legacy of the First World War military service of Aboriginal peoples from Cape Barren and Flinders Islands. Each portrait of a soldier’s descendant highlights the enduring connection to their ancestors, the land and the impact of military service on their community.

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