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Photograph - ANZAC Day 1990

From the Collection of Geelong RSL Sub Branch 50 Barwon Heads Road Belmont Victoria

Description
An oblong shape, white steel frame, colour photograph of WW1 Servicemen, attendants and spectators attending the75th ANZAC Day Memorial Services at Gallipoli 1990.
Size
75.5 cm x 50.5 cm x 2.0 cm
Object Registration
GRSL167
Keywords
ww1, gallipoli star, photograph
Historical information
The interest in this picture is the two ex servicemen are wearing the Gallipoli Star.
This decoration was approved by King George V to be awarded to Australian and New Zealanders who landed on the Peninsula. After much controversy the medal was not issued.
In 1990, however, a private issue of these medals were commissioned and 200 of the medals were given to the surviving Gallipoli veterans to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the landing of the ANZACs as Gallipoli.
When Made
1990
Made By
Northcote Picture Frames (Picture Framers)
Significance
This photograph is of two veterans and their attendants at the Gallipoli Memorial Service 1990. The ex-serviceman are being applauded as they walk through the crowd.
Inscriptions & Markings
The framing was completed at Northcote Picture Frames.
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:12AM