A Camera on Gallipoli
When: Saturday 24 March - Saturday 2 June 2018
Where: Lavington Library, Northpoint Tower, Griffith Road, Lavington
A Camera on Gallipoli showcases the photographs of Sir Charles Ryan and features some of the most graphic and important photographic images from the Gallipoli campaign, including the famous image from the May truce. A leading surgeon and senior medical officer, Ryan had access to the highest levels of command on Anzac while retaining an interest in the ordinary soldier and a genuine regard for the enemy. His remarkable images of Australian soldiers capture the mateship, stoicism and dogged persistence that became the spirit of Anzac.
This display has been developed by the Australian War Memorial with the support of the Australian Government’s Commemorations Program.
Image caption: Colonel Ryan outside the Australian 1st Division’s headquarters on Anzac. AWM P02648.001. Australian War Memorial collection.
Talk: Battlefield Letters
Tuesday 17 April, 10.30am, LAVINGTON LIBRARY
In conjunction with the above exhibition and ‘Writing Home: the WWI letters of Frank Brown’ (AlburyCity Council foyer), historian Doug Hunter will share his insights into World War 1 battlefield letters. Join us for a morning tea and talk based the letters of Albury’s own Captain Leslie Hewish.
RSVP: 02 6043 5645