In the Ottoman capital of Constantinople, on the evening before Anzac troops landed on the Gallipoli peninsula, hundreds of Armenians became the first victims of the Armenian Genocide.
One century later, the legacies of these violent events continue to resonate.
Long Shadows: The Great War, Australia and the Middle East brings together past and recent histories to highlight lesser known aspects of the First World War in the Middle East. It examines
the long shadows cast by this conflict, which reach well beyond Gallipoli and deep into present day experiences within the broader region.
With texts, film clips and evocative photographs, the exhibition leads the visitor from Australia to Gallipoli, Asia Minor and Northern Syria, from 1915 through to 2018.
Long Shadows was officially opened by Vicken Babkenian, author of Armenia, Australia and the Great War, and independent researcher for the Australian Institute for the Holocaust and
Genocide Studies, Sydney.
Developed by Dr Hans-Lukas Kieser - Associate Professor, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Newcastle and an Australian Research Council Future Fellow - in collaboration
with Dr Kate Ariotti, PHD candidate Caroline Schneider, and the University Gallery.
Generously supported by the Australian Government through the Australian Research Council and the Centre for 21st Century Humanities, University of Newcastle.