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Poster - 'Boys Come Over Here, You're Wanted', Australian, World War I, 1915 Document Reg. No: HT 27656

Summary:
Large paper poster entitled 'Boys Come Over Here / You're Wanted', featuring a soldier in khaki, carrying a pack and holding a rifle with bayonet. He looks into the distance, with his hand shading his eyes, towards a pink outline of Australia on which the eastern states' capital cities, and Kalgoorlie, are named (his hat covers the position where Perth would be). At the lower right of the map is a yellow outline of the Gallipoli Peninsula, naming Gaba Tepe, Sari Bahr, Kilid Bahr, Chanak and Gallipoli, and The Narrows strait.
Description:
Large paper poster with green background with bold inscription, featuring a soldier in khaki (visible to thighs) wearing a peaked cap, carrying a pack and holding a rifle with bayonet. He looks into the distance, with his hand shading his eyes, towards a pink outline of Australia on which the eastern states' capital cities, and Kalgoorlie, are named (his hat covers the position where Perth would be). At the lower right of the map is a yellow outline of the Gallipoli Peninsula, naming Gaba Tepe, Sari Bahr, Kilid Bahr, Chanak and Gallipoli, and The Narrows strait. Poster has been adhered to foam-core backing. It has slight damage to corners and edges.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 1015 mm (Height), 750 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: world war i 1914-1918, war effort
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: recruitment
Inscriptions: Printed on front: 'Boys / Come over / here / you're wanted'. Geographic places are named on the maps; at bottom of poster is printed 'ISSUED BY THE SOUTH AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT. A.VAUGHAN, GOVERNMENT PHOTOLITHOGRAPHER, ADELAIDE'.
Publisher: South Australian Government, South Australia, Australia, 1915
Printer: A. Vaughan - South Australian Government, South Australia, Australia

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