Item 43: Programme

Accession Number PUBS002/001/001/002/043
Collection number Souvenirs 2 1/1/2/43
Collection type Published Collection
Measurement Overall: 20.7 x 16.5cm
Object type Souvenir
Maker Crooke, Cyril Ednott
Place made At sea
Date made 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Description

Souvenir program for a concert party held to entertain troops during the First World War. This program is for the Neptune's concert party performance aboard HMAT Medic on 5 October 1918. The cover features a watercolour of a ship at sea with a sprig of maidenhair fern. The watercolour illustration was painted by Lieutenant Cyril Ednot Crooke of the Australian Flying Corps. The back cover of the program features twenty signatures with ten of these servicemen being recipients of the Victoria Cross.