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Long Shadows - The Great War, Australia and the Middle East

Shell Green CemeteryBurying the dead during May Armistice - taken through foxholeHeliopolis Auxiliary Hospital (part of 1AGH) wounded from GallipoliAttending to the WoundedLONG SHADOWS: THE AFTERMATH OF DER EZ-ZORLONG SHADOWS: PORT SAID REFUGEETwo children standing on a street Afion Kara HissarTroops, supplies and tents along the beach at Anzac Cove not long after the landing.A parade for water at No 1 Field AmbulanceSick men embarking from the pier at Anzac CoveA trench at Lone Pine after the battleAustralian troops being towed to land at Anzac CoveThe First Armenian Relief ShipmentA large group gathers outside the Australasian Orphanage at Antilyas, Lebanon (today's Antelias)Visitors tour the Australasian Orphanage at Antilyas, Lebanon (today's Antelias)Raising the Australian Flag at the Australasian Orphanage at Antilyas, Lebanon (today's Antelias)At the Australasian Orphanage at Antilyas, Lebanon (today's Antelias)Two Australian Light Horsemen watch Armenian refugee women and children sew at the Port Said Refugee Camp in EgyptAleppoTrebizond 1918Kurdish Villagers in VanErzurum's Armenian Deportation (from Kaiser & Kemah)Armenian Cathedral in a Ruined State (from Kaiser & Kemah)Armenians MarchHammelwagen (Cattle Wagon)Departure from Erzurum 1915Armenians in Erzurum 1915

LONG SHADOWS: THE GREAT WAR, AUSTRALIA AND THE MIDDLE EAST

ABOUT LONG SHADOWS | ONLINE EXHIBITION | TIMELINE OF KEY EVENTS

 

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.

 

We welcome stories and recollections that will enhance our research and cast more light on these events. Please write to us and/or share your pictures by emailing the Gallery.

 

BROWSE

 

     

   

EVENTS

Caroline Schneider with Dr Hans Lukas Kieser
THE YAZIDI & THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST

Tuesday 9 October at 6pm

 

FLOOR TALK: KATE ARIOTTI - ANZAC
POWS AND ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

Tuesday 18 September at 6pm

 

 

Long Shadows
The Great War, Australia and the Middle East
5 September – 11 November
Opening Tuesday 11 September from 6pm

 

 

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