Exhibition: 'Home Front: Wartime Sydney 1939-45' at the Museum of Sydney http://wp.me/pn2J2-3g1 Dr Marcus Bunyan. Poignant photographs in this posting of young Australian men setting off to fight in the early stages of the Second World War. The last photograph in the posting is so very eloquent it actually moved me to tears. The women being hoisted aloft to kiss her loved one last time... Photo: S Hood 'Sydney embarkation, 13 September 1940' 1940
Australian battlecruiser HMAS Australia passing the swing bridge at Kantara, Suez Canal, April 29th 1919. The only capital ship to ever serve with the Royal Australian Navy is on her way home after the Great War.
Studio portrait of 2430 Private (Pte) Phillip Redding, 13th Battalion. Pte Redding was later a Prisoner of War in Germany, returning to Australia in 1919. His father Trooper George Redding, 8th Light Horse Regiment (8 LHR), was one of the oldest men in the AIF. At age 61 he was photographed by Captain Frank Hurley picking wild anemones near Belah in Palestine
Today Australians & New Zealanders remember the 'diggers' that fought and continue to fight in wars. The bicycle has a surprising history on the war front - not only on the front line but also to carry supplies & communications.
Two signalmen of HMAS Melbourne mend their clothing at sea. 1873 Signalman Ernesto Campagnolo, born in Walhalla, Vic, (left) was lost at sea on 21 December 1916 during some rough weather. ID number: EN0160 Photographer: Unknown Place made: North Sea, Atlantic Ocean Date made: 1916. No known copyright restrictions. This photograph is from the Australian War Memorial's collection www.awm.gov.au Persistent URL: cas.awm.gov.au/item/EN0160