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Together, 100 years apart exhibition

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FINAL DAYS to view the haunting two-storey high image of men from the 11th Battalion assembled at the Great Pyramid of Khufu, on show in the John Curtin Gallery. Three months after this photograph was taken, many of these men were amongst the first ANZAC troops to land on the beaches of Gallipoli in the early hours of Sunday 25 April 1915.

Event details

This exhibition runs from 23 April to 16 November at John Curtin Gallery to commemorate the centenary of ANZAC.

Date
23 April to 16 November 2015
Time
Monday to Friday: 11 am to 5 pm, Sunday: 1 pm to 5 pm
Venue
John Curtin Gallery
Cost
Free
Crowds at the Together, 100 years apart exhibition

Together, 100 years apart is presented in honour of all those serving in the 11th Battalion, A.I.F. (Australian Imperial Force) at the start of the First World War.

Raised in Western Australia at the beginning of the war, the 11th Battalion formed part of the first contingent of troops to depart Australia in 1914.

This image shows 704 men from the 11th Battalion’s total compliment of 1,021, assembled at the Great Pyramid of Khufu on the morning of Sunday 10 January 1915. The pyramids at Giza formed a majestic backdrop for thousands of ANZAC troops at the Mena training camp on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt. Three months after this photograph was taken, many of these men were amongst the first ANZAC troops to land on the beaches of Gallipoli in the early hours of Sunday 25 April 1915.

Together, 100 years apart commemorates the Centenary of ANZAC and is presented in partnership with WAGS – the Western Australian Genealogical Society, in collaboration with researchers from Curtin University.

WAGS’ 11th Battalion Project seeks to identify as many men in the photo as possible. For more information on the project, including the 237 men already identified, visit the WAGS’ website

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Public Floor Talk: The WAGS 11th Battalion A.I.F. Project & Identifying the men on the Great Pyramid of Khufu, Giza

Wednesday 29 April, 12:30pm
By Chris Loudon, Project Manager, WAGS 11th Battalion Project

Chris Loudon will outline the WAGS 11th Battalion project, debunk the myths surrounding the Khufu photo and look at how it brings us ‘Together, 100 years apart’. He will also share some useful resources that can assist you in your own genealogical research.

RSVP via phone: [08] 9266 4155 or email: gallery@curtin.edu.au

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