[Iag-list] Gallipoli to Afghanistan & the future: 100 years of mapping exhibition: Canberra

Brendan Whyte obiwonfive at hotmail.com
Mon May 4 09:34:16 AEST 2015


https://www.awm.gov.au/blog/2015/04/24/gallipoli-afghanistan-and-future-100-years-mapping/


Gallipoli
to Afghanistan and the future: 100 years of mapping is a joint
exhibition between Australian
Geospatial Intelligence Organisation (AGO) and the Australian War Memorial.


The
exhibition marks 100 years of Australian military mapping that started with a
handful of engineers and surveyors who mapped trench systems, tunnels and other
features on Gallipoli using tape and compass. This year marks the centenary of
the Australian Survey Corps established in July 1915. 



This exhibition
offers a rare opportunity to view the historic 3D model of the Gallipoli
Peninsula that was used by Sir Ian Hamilton and his staff in the planning for
the Gallipoli landings. The model’s provenance and function makes it one of the
most significant objects in the Memorial’s collection.  Created by
Australian engineers using concrete and nails, the model, was used by the
commanders to visualise and understand the terrain in planning the landing.
Though this concrete model may be crude, it does show the steep rigid slopes at
Anzac.


Free!

Open to the public during **weekdays** only

Exhibition dates: 23 April – 31 July 2015

 

RUSSELL OFFICES BUILDING 1 (R1) FOYER

Sir Thomas Blamey Square,

Russell, 

Canberra

 

 

 

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