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Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch Camberwell, Victoria

Traditional RSL Sub-Branch. Significant collection of military memorabilia.

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403 Camberwell Road Camberwell Victoria 3124 (map)
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+61 0419 008 601

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Photo - Jack Bell shown as both a 100 year old ex WW2 POW and as a 22 year old RAAF member

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo - Looking towards the Nek, Anzac Cove, April 1915. Cave dugouts clearly visible

Photo in Wooden Frame

Historical information

Unique photo showing view of the Nek from Anzac Cove, taken April 1915

Significance

Actual photo showing land scape as it was in April 1915

Inscriptions & Markings

View of the Nek from Anzac Cove April 1915. Presented by Legionnaire R. G. Grant 1925

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Oil Painting - The Last of the Emden - 9th November 1914 - painted by Captain H Press

Oil painting showing HMAS Sydney and SMS Emden in the final moments of the battle in the Indian Ocean

Inscriptions & Markings

Signed by H Press. Plaque with title 'Last of the Emden' donated by the late Captain H. Press

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo - Camberwell RSL, external photo showing the Camberwell RSL in 2017

Photo taken in 2017 showing the external view of the Camberwell RSL

Historical information

Camberwell RSL building as at June 2017

Inscriptions & Markings

See Photo

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Returned from Active Service Badge - 1920 issue - The original Returned from Active Service Badge given to Ferrier Sergeant James Walter Healy in 1920 after his return from WW1.

Bronze. Returned from Active Service Badge, issued in 1920 to Ferrier Sergeant James Walter Healy.

Significance

Very, original badge,

Inscriptions & Markings

See photo

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo - Anzac Day 2017 -- John Pesutto, State member for Hawthorn. Jack Bell, WW2 veteren. Peter Fielding, Secretary, Camberwell RSL'

Photo taken at the Camberwell Sports Ground after Anzac Day Service prior to the Anzac AFL gamed between Old Scotch and Monash University. 25 April 2017

Inscriptions & Markings

John Pesutto, Jack Bell, and Peter Fielding,with Tim Fisher ex Deputy PM of Australia standing behind.

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo - Anzac Day Service at Camberwell RSL circa 1990

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo - Opening of the Camberwell Memorial Institute by the Hon. Stanley M. Bruce, Prime Minister of Australia. 18 August 1923

Photo in wooden frame

Historical information

Rare photo of Hon Stanley Bruce PM of Australia

Significance

unique

Inscriptions & Markings

see photo

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Red Cross Poster 1914 - Red Cross Poster to raise fund for a Motor Ambulance, dated 1st October 1914

Paper poster, headed Red Cross Society. Asking for interested citizen in the Camberwell/Canterbury area to form committees to raise 600 pounds to buy a fitted out Motor Ambulance to send over to France as part of the war effort. In October 1914 not one motor Ambulance was on the French front as the War office had banned any Red Cross involvement with wounded soldiers. Once General Kitchener was made aware of this situation he immediately overruled the ban and 100 motor ambulances and 1000 Nurses were sent to France. This fund raising by Camberwell Residents for a Motor Ambulance to be sent to France would have been among the first in WW1.

Historical information

Significant, one of the earliest details of the Red Cross Society in WW1

Significance

Very significant, very rare.

Inscriptions & Markings

See photo for complete details

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo - Framed photo of Anzac Cove taken in July 1915

Actual photo taken at Anzac Cove in July 1915 showing the piers constructed to offload supplies and storage dumps on beach.

Historical information

Actual photo of Anzac Cove taken in July 1915

Significance

Unique

Inscriptions & Markings

See photo for many details

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Shell casings - Turkish shell casings from Palistine, 1917, with Arabic inscriptions.

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo - Australian 1st Division in Mena Camp, 10 miles from center of Cairo. March 1915

Interesting photo showing the Mena camp of the Australian 1st Division from two perspectives. The spread was over several miles and some idea of the size can be made from the images of the Pyramids.

Historical information

Australian 1st Division Camp at Mena

Significance

Unique

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo - Photo taken at the Camberwell RSL circa 1980. Not known

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo - Australian Hospital Ship A61, Kanowna

Actual photo of HMAT A61 Kanowna at anchor.

Significance

Unique

Inscriptions & Markings

HMAT A61 has a very interesting history and for the full details please open this web site: www discussinganzacs.naa.gov.au/brouse/groupstories/3400 This article covers in great detail all the exploits of this remarkable ship and the involvement she had during WW1

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Letter - 1916 Letter written by Brendan Culcutt from Turkish POW camp, addressed to his father, Mr B. Culcutt, Rhianva, Punt Road, South Yarra, Vic.

French Red Cross letter card written by Brendan Culcutt on the 10th June 1916 from a Turkish POW camp to his father in Melbourne Victoria

Historical information

Unique and significant

Inscriptions & Markings

See photos

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo - Committee members Camberwell RSL circa 1985

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

document - Presentation form for Memorial Plaque - Keith Winterbottom

Paper

Historical information

Back up document for Keith Winterbottom's Memorial Plaque.

Inscriptions & Markings

Address form for Memorial Plaque

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Painting - The Imperial Shrine London

Painting

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Bronze plaque - Memorial Plaque for Jack Allison's 57 years service to the Camberwell City RSL

Bronze Plaque

Inscriptions & Markings

Recognition of Jack Allison's 57 years of continuance service to the Camberwell City RSL

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo - Australian Infantry passing thru Ypres, October 1917

Photo in Wooden frame

Historical information

View of Ypres in October 1917 showing damage to the Market Square and Church.

Significance

Unique photo

Inscriptions & Markings

' Moving up for the Attack' Australian Infantry passing thru Ypres October 1917

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Camberwell City RSL Roll of Honour

Marble and Bronze Plaque listing the 187 Camberwell and district residents who died in WW1 between 1914-1918.

Inscriptions & Markings

187 names listed

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Anzac Day dinner menu 1956 - 24th Batt. Anzac Day dinner 1956.

Paper menu

Historical information

This was the 3rd dinner arranged by the 24th Inf. Batt to commemorate Anzac Day, 25 April 1956.

Inscriptions & Markings

Menu for Dinner and commemoration of Anzac Day in 1956, by the 24th Infantry Battalion.

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Oil painting by Antonio Rubbo - The Last Cartridge - 25th April 1915

Two diggers on ridge at Anzac Cove

Historical information

Anzac Cove in April 1915

Significance

Very significant as a view of the battle action at Anzac Cove during the Gallipoli Champaign.

Inscriptions & Markings

Signed by Antonio Rubbo, 1916

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Poster for Gatling Gun - 16 May 1885 poster promoting the Gatling Gun at the International Invention Exhibition in South Kensington London

Paper poster promoting the new invention, A Gatling Gun'. Exhibited at the International Inventions Exhibition on the 16 May 1885 in South Kensington London.

Inscriptions & Markings

Several versions of the Gun are shown: The Gatling Gun item 3 10 Barrel Gatling Gun with Acck's positive feed Item 4 Rapid firing Nondenfekk shell Gun item 5 The Holchhler Gun item 6 The Gardner Gun

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

RS&SILA Branch Charter - RS&SILA Camberwell Branch Charter dated 1 January 1920

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Honour Board of Past Presidents - Camberwell RSL Honour Board of Past Presidents 1953 to 2018

Honour Board of Camberwell RSL Past Presidents 1953 to 2018

Inscriptions & Markings

All Camberwell RSL Presidents and the years of service

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Letter - Letter written to his mother by Private Brendan Culcutt from Broadmedow's training base several weeks after enlising in the AIF in 1915

Letter written on A4 paper

Historical information

Actual letter written in 1915

Significance

Unique

Inscriptions & Markings

See photo for full details. Brendan fought at Gallipoli, was wounded and became a Turkish POW. He survived his wounds but unfortunately died after a pin prick developed into Blood poisoning which resulted in his death

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Past Presidents honour Board - Camberwell RSL Past Presidents Honour Board 1919 to 1952

Rosewood Honour Board

Inscriptions & Markings

Past Presidents of the Camberwell RSL from 1919 to 1952

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Plaque - Bronze Plaque, thanking the Ladies of the Camberwell RSL Sub Branch for all their efforts looking after veterens from WW2. 1950

Bronze Plaque

Inscriptions & Markings

See photo for complete text.

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo - Members of the Camberwell RSL circa 1960

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell