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Scarf - 'Souvenir of the Great World War', Gallipoli, circa 1915 Object Reg. No: ST 032734

Summary:
Alternative Name(s): Handkerchief

Scarf picturing landing of Australian troops at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915 as centrepiece, surrounded by flags. Four warships are illustrated in the corners, while the Emden appears underneath the central panel. Printed on the handkerchief is 'A souvenir of the great world war and the part played by Australia and New Zealand - the landing of our gallant sons of the empire on the Gallipoli peninsula - "The scrap heap" a view of the "Emden" after the fight with the "Sydney" off the Cocos Keeling islands' (which occured on 9 November 1914). Made around 1915.
Description:
Printed cloth scarf in full colour, rectangular.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 465 mm (Height), 610 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918, militaria
Themes this item is part of: Clothing & Textiles Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Transport Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Souvenirs & Mementoes
Tertiary Classification: clothing accessories
Inscriptions: Text: A SOUVENIR/OF THE GREAR WORLD WAR/AND THE GLORIOUS PART PLAYED/BY AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND.

Printed on the handkerchief is the following 'A souvenir of the great world war and the part played by Australia and New Zealand - the landing of our gallant sons of the empire on the Gallipoli peninsula - 'The scrap heap', a view of the 'Emden' after the fight with the "Sydney" off the Cocos Keeling islands'.
Date Made: circa 1915
Place & Date Depicted: Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey, 25 Apr 1915
Other Association (See Comments): Imperial German Navy, Turkey

Souvenir recalling the shipwreck of the Emden, sunk by HMAS Sydney off Cocos Island on 9 November 1914, during World War I.

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