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

Historical note: 

Wildly 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, British and French landings at the tip around 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

On this day
17 February

1900 — Troops of the New South Wales Mounted Rifles formed part of major attack at PAARDEBERG, South Africa. This attack led to the surrender of GEN. Piet Cronje and 4000 of his troops. This was the last major action of the BOER WAR

1970 — 8 RAR and 1st Armoured Regiment were engaged in the Battle of LONG HAI, Vietnam. 8 RAR was awarded a Meritorious Unit Citation including Cross of Valour with Palm Unit Citation by the South Vietnamese Government for this action.