Heroes photographs: 100 years of collecting

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    Located on the Lower Level

Free curator-led talk
BAE Systems Theatre, 12pm

In March 1918 the Senator Pearce, the Minister for Defence sent out a circular calling for portrait photographs of fallen soldiers or those who had been decorated to be submitted for a future Australian War Museum. Many people sent in photographs and it became one of the first collection programs for the Memorial. Come and learn more about it from photographs curator Joanne Smedley.

Portrait of 99 Private Noel Gambetta of 24th Battalion, AIF
Studio portrait of Private Guthrie Andrew, 58th Battalion

Images:
Left: Portrait of 99 Private Noel Gambetta of 24th Battalion, AIF
Right: Studio portrait of Private Guthrie Andrew, 58th Battalion