Gallipoli Captured Exhibition
When: 8 June 2019 until 8 September 2019
Where: Barracks Main Gallery, Princess Royal Fortress Museum
Gallipoli Captured is an exhibition show-casing photographs of the Gallipoli campaign that are in the museum’s collection. It focuses on photographs taken by Staff Sergeant Alexander Dollman Hood M.M. who was part of the 4th Australian Field Ambulance, C Section.
Enlisting at Blackboy Hill, he embarked on the Second Convoy and took part of dawn landing on the 25 April 1915 where he was awarded a Military Medal for his “good work” during the August Offensive.
“The museum has some important and previously unseen photographs in the collection” said Curator David Theodore, “we are fortunate enough to be able to bring these out for public viewing and hope that it sheds light on what life was like during the 1915 Gallipoli campaign”.
The exhibition will also feature the Australian War Memorial’s ‘A camera on Gallipoli’ featuring First World War photographs taken by Sir Charles Ryan, a leading surgeon in the Australian Imperial Forces (AIF).
In 1914, at the age of 61, Sir Charles Ryan was appointed consulting surgeon to the AIF, embarking from Melbourne in October towards the Middle East and on to Gallipoli. A camera on Gallipoli showcases a series of 39 candid photographs captured by Charles Ryan while serving with the AIF in Turkey in 1915.