Map of the Dardanelles published by HEC Robinson, Castlereagh Street Sydney c. 1916

Historical note

Widley distributed in NSW and collected by desperate relatives of soldiers, this map shows the site of the initial Australian and New Zealand landings near Ari Burnu, Bristish and French landings at the tip aroudn Cape Helles, and the later British landings at Suvla Bay in August. 

Materials
paper
Category
Souvenirs and ephemera
Themes
Gallipoli
Conflict
First World War
Story
Anzac landing
Production Date
1916

On this day
21 July

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