Historical information

This diorama is the central feature in the World War 1 Gallery - 1915 sequence. Soldiers are shown local adoption to issue uniforms including shorts, sun protection and recognition patches. Local innovations including jam-tin bombs, periscope rifle and evacuation rifle are portrayed.


This diorama attempts to convey the difficult conditions found at Gallipoli and the ingenuity of soldiers to adapt to local conditions. This diorama contrasts with the adjacent which shows the official uniform as worn by 11 Battalion AIF at the time of landing on 25 April 1915.

Physical description

1:1 scale diorama showing Australian trench at Gallipoli August 1915