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Drawing - A Toast

From the Collection of Melbourne Legacy 293 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria

Description
Drawing of a kangaroo and kiwi from Pat Hanna on his letterhead pasted onto brown cardboard. Also a digger's face, a rising run and maps of Australia and New Zealand.
Size
250 x 205 mm
Object Registration
01402
Keywords
hanna
Historical information
A drawing done by artist Pat Hanna and sent to friends at Legacy. He was living in London at the time and drew this on his letterhead. It was stored with other items including a letter to Frank in 1972 (possibly L/- Frank Doolan who was making an attempt to collect items relevant to Legacy's history for an official archive project - see items 01400 to 01403).
Pat Hanna was an entertainer, comedian, artist and producer of reveues, plays and movies. One of his first revues was performed in France just after the armistice. A popular stage show was 'Diggers' that performed around Australia post-war and adapted to film in 1931. He was asked to pose for photographer Jack Cato for the iconic image of a digger shown in 01400.
He was born George Patrick Hanna, 18 March 1888 in Whitianga, New Zealand and served in the First World War, was a founding member of Melbourne Legacy and was involved with Legacy for many years.
Made By
Pat Hanna (Artist)
Significance
Pat Hanna was a founding member of Melbourne Legacy and an artist and producer. Legacy kept some of his works in the archive.
Inscriptions & Markings
Handwritten in the drawing 'Heres to every cobber who wore the old chapeau, 20 - 30 - 40 - 50 years ago!!!' and 'There's a wee toon on the Yarra with streets broad and narra that's where we first toasted dear old Legacy.'
Last updated
24 Aug 2019 at 4:06PM