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Bernard, 2 April 2017 · # · · Comment

Mosman and Artists of the Great War

Visiting Canberra? Those with an interest in Mosman’s connections with WWI are well served by the National Gallery of Australia’s exhibition, Artists of the Great War.

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Darragh Christie, 28 October 2016 · # · · Comment

The Blood Vote: NO to Conscription, by a nose.

On the 28th of October, 1916, Australians were asked to vote YES or NO. In favour of military conscription or against it.

‘The New Southern Cross’ by Claude Marquet

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Darragh Christie, 19 June 2016 · # ·

Cobbers remembered: Fromelles 19/06/1916

The Battle of Fromelles has been described as the worst 24 hrs in Australian military history..

Imperial German Army sign board, taken from the roadside leading into Fromelles, opposite the trenches occupied by the 5th Australian Division. Image: AWM RELAWM07383

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Darragh Christie, 24 April 2016 · # · · Comment

24 April 1916: The Easter Rising – Éirí Amach na Cásca

Schoolmaster, poet and linguist Patrick Pearce (Pádraig Anraí Mac Piarais) stood on the steps of the General Post Office in Dublin, on the 24th April 1916, and read out an impassioned plea and proclamation.

IRISHMEN AND IRISHWOMEN. In the name of God and the dead generations from which she receives her old tradition of nationhood, Ireland, through us summons our children to her flag and strikes for her freedom..

As he did so strategic points around the city were occupied by the Irish volunteers, and the Irish Citizen Army led by James Connolly (Séamas Ó Conghaile).

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Donna, 22 April 2016 · # · · Comment [1]

Faces in the Crowd go to war

Battle of Mont St. Quentin, Fred Leist 1918 (AGNSW)

Among the many residents encountered in the research for this latest exhibition – Faces in the Crowd – were some local official war artists including the Bulletin artists Henry Fullwood and Frederick Leist.

Fullwood lived in Mosman for a year in the late 19th century and Leist lived in Mosman from the 1920s.

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