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Our Committee is raising funds to create a lasting legacy telling the story of Lemnos' link to Gallipoli and Australia's Anzac story. Our projects include the Lemnos Gallipoli Memorial in Albert Park, the publication of a major new historical and pictorial publication and more. To make a donation you can also deposit directly by direct debit into the Committee's bank account: Account Name: Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee Inc; Bank: Delphi Bank; Account No: 204299-020 BSB No: 941300; Include your surname in the reference section. For further information on our legacy projects or to make a donation please contact either Lee Tarlamis 0411553009 or Jim Claven 0409402388M

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Pack up your troubles - Music and the Great War - Free Exhibition at the Percy Grainger Museum


There is a very good exhibition on at the University of Melbourne's Percy Grainger Museum on Royal Parade, Melbourne.
The exhibition explores the role the music played in Australai's Great War, with exhibits exploring some the following themes:
  • the various patriotic songs that were written, performed and sold during the war;
  • the bands that were formed within the Anzac units;
  • some of the instruments that were played - and even made - by serving units;
  • how music was used to help the injured in hospital;
  • Percy Grainger's war - in the US Army;
  • music hall and other reviews that were performed for the troops overseas.
Below are some of my photographs from the exhibition. The exhibition is open until the end of December 2015. It's worth a visit.
Pack Up Your Troubles Exhibition. Photo Jim Claven 2015
Pack Up Your Troubles Exhibition. Photo Jim Claven 2015
Percy Grainger's US Army uniform. Pack Up Your Troubles Exhibition. Photo Jim Claven 2015
Pack Up Your Troubles Exhibition. Photo Jim Claven 2015
Pack Up Your Troubles Exhibition. Photo Jim Claven 2015
Pack Up Your Troubles Exhibition. Photo Jim Claven 2015

Pack Up Your Troubles Exhibition. Photo Jim Claven 2015
Anzac band marching through Bapaume France. Pack Up Your Troubles Exhibition. Photo Jim Claven 2015

Anzac band leading Australian nurses in march past Melbourne Town Hall. Pack Up Your Troubles Exhibition. Photo Jim Claven 2015
Pack Up Your Troubles Exhibition. Photo Jim Claven 2015
Pack Up Your Troubles Exhibition. Photo Jim Claven 2015

Pack Up Your Troubles Exhibition. Photo Jim Claven 2015
Pack Up Your Troubles Exhibition. Photo Jim Claven 2015
Pack Up Your Troubles Exhibition. Photo Jim Claven 2015
Illustration from Egyptian themed musical popular with Anzacs. Pack Up Your Troubles Exhibition. Photo Jim Claven 2015
Jim Claven 
Secretary
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee

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