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    Posted: 07 Feb 2011 at 17:53
ID number
ARTV05167
Title
A call from the Dardanelles...
Makers
  • Burton, H M (Artist);
  • The Defence Department of the Commonwealth (Publisher);
  • S.T. Leigh & Co. Ltd (Printer);
Object type
Poster
Place made
Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made
1915
Medium
chromolithograph on canvas
Measurement
sheet: 100 x 74 cm
Collection
Art
Description
This recruiting poster employs the theme of Australians fighting at Gallipoli to encourage men to enlist. A tall strong digger wearing a slouch hat and rising sun badge stands astride the Narrows, one foot on the Gallipoli Peninsula and the other on Asia Minor. The soldier has raised his hands to his mouth as he calls out the Australian bush cry of 'coo-ee'. The poster contains distinctly Australian symbolism with no reference to Britain or the British Empire.

https://cas.awm.gov.au/item/ARTV05167

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