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Place Oceania: Australia
Accession Number ARTV00077
Collection type Art
Measurement sheet: 76.3 x 50.7 cm
Object type Poster
Physical description chromolithograph on paper
Maker Fry, W A
William Brooks & Co. Ltd
Place made Australia
Date made c. 1915 - 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Australian First World War recruitment poster based on the original British version, which was published in 1915. Depicts cheering troops embarking on a train for the Front. Recruitment posters were in prolific supply in Australia throughout the First World War. Australia relied solely on voluntary recruits to serve in the AIF. Compulsory military service, or conscription, for eligible men was in force in Australia from 1911, however, these forces were for home defence and could not be used to serve in a war overseas. After the initial enthusiasm of Australian men in 1914, enrolments dropped as stories of the conditions overseas reached Australia.