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Honour board - Roll of Honour 1914 - 1918

From the Collection of Telstra Museum, Melbourne 375 Burwood Road Hawthorn 3122 VIC

Description
Handpainted paper on linen honour board, perspex glazed with a wooden frame.
Object Registration
1364
Keywords
pmg, postmaster general's department (pmg), world war 1, ww1, postal workers, honour boards
Historical information
An honour board commemorating Victorian Postmaster General's Department workers who served in World War 1. A total of 3,726 employees of the Postmaster General's Department enlisted in the Australian Imperial Expeditionary Forces during World War 1. This represented about one in every five of the total number of men employed by the Department. Many other employees volunteered, but were rejected for health or other reasons, whilst men in key positions could not be spared. This board was displayed at the Spirit of ANZAC Centenary Experience, Melbourne, in February 2016.
When Made
1920
Significance
An unusual example of honour board that is handpainted on paper and is comprehensive in including the names of those who served from Victoria. The museum holds a black and white photograph dated 1919, that shows an image of the honour board in progress, with only half of the names present.
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:12AM