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Recherché Specialty Picture Framing

191B Heidelberg Rd. Northcote Vic. 3070 Call 61 3 9486 1236

East to West, North to South: ART, SERVICE MEDALS, FRAMING

CENTENARY OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR, 1914 - 1918

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Gallipoli Art Prize 2017

Posted on November 27, 2016 at 12:26 AM Comments comments (10)
All the information needed to apply for entry
 to the GALLIPOLI ART PRIZE 
can be found on this web page


See past winners

Download the application form

The competition is run in both Australia and Turkey


There is also an interesting illustrated article by Lucy Stranger (which relates to 2015)
in an issue of Artist Profile magazine.

Worth checking out too!


Artists present a diverse range of images - what would you depict?












14th Battalion Colours and Battle Honours

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 8:38 PM Comments comments (0)
The 14th Battalion Colours and Battle Honours are on display in the foyer of the St. Kilda Town Hall in the City of Port Phillip.

For the Centenary Dinner, we entered the hall adjacent to the foyer through a doorway above which was displayed the Colours of the 14th Battalion AIF.


You can read about the tradition and background of regimental colours here


Battle honours awarded the 14th Battalion are stitched in place

Detailed information courtesy WO1 James (Mac) McCloskey (retd) & Master of Ceremonies Oct. 12

Landing at Anzac
25 April 1915 - 26 April 1915
Awarded for participation in the amphibious assault, landing and consolidation of defensive positions at Anzac Cove.

Sari Bair
06 August 1915 - 10 August 1915
Awarded for operations at Anzac between 6-10 August 1915, including the breakout, the various diversions, and operations conducted in support of the Suvla landing.

Pozières
23 July 1916 - 03 September 1916
Awarded for operations conducted as part of the 1916 British Somme offensive in the vicinity of the village of Pozières, including the battle of Mouquet Farm.

Bullecourt
03 May 1917 - 17 May 1917
Awarded for involvement in the Second Battle of Bullecourt: two weeks of bitter trench fighting which eventually, and at the cost of 2,250 Australian casualties, cleared and held part of the Hindenburg Line.

Messines
07 June 1917 - 14 June 1917
Acknowledges participation in the assault on, and occupation of, the Messines Ridge on the Western Front carried out by units of General Plumer's Second Army.

Ypres
31 July 1917 - 10 November 1917
Awarded to recognise involvement in the Third Battle of Ypres, the two weeks of bitter trench fighting in Flanders in 1917 (known unofficially as the Passchendaele Offensive).

Polygon Wood
26 September 1917 - 03 October 1917
Awarded for participation in the operations to secure strongly defended German positions in the vicinity of Polygon Wood and to consolidate positions on the Menin Road Ridge. Characterised by bitter fighting and fierce German counter-attacks.

Hamel
04 July 1918 - 04 July 1918
Acknowledges participation in the limited attack mounted around the village of Hamel in July 1918 as part of operations to straighten the Allied line. This honour was awarded exclusively to Australian battalions.

Amiens
08 August 1918 - 11 August 1918
Awarded for involvement in operations to the east of Amiens that launched the great Allied offensive of 1918. An "all arms battle", the Allies made effective use of infantry, artillery tanks and aircraft, which led to an unprecedented advance and vast numbers of German prisoners.
8 August became known as the “black day of the German Army’

Hindenburg Line
Called the "Siegfried Stellung (Line)" by the Germans, this complex system of defensive fieldworks and mutually supporting fortifications was named the "Hindenburg Line" by the Allies. This withdrawal straightened the German line, reducing its length by 25 miles and releasing 13 Divisions for service in the reserve.






14th Battalion 100 years on

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 9:08 PM Comments comments (0)

Descendants of the 14th Battalion Jacka's Mob are holding a dinner to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the formation of the 14th Battalion.

It is 50 years this October after the surviving members of Jacka's Mob held a similar luncheon.

The committee of the Descendants of the 14th Battalion Jacka's mob would be pleased if you joined them in this event which honours the outstanding sacrifice made by the men of the 14th for all Australians.

Please RSVP by October 4



Gallipoli Service 2015

Posted on February 16, 2014 at 10:27 PM Comments comments (0)
According to Breaking News Reporter Judith Ireland "Thousands make last-minute decision to go for Anzac centenary tickets"

Even though the ballot has been open for some months now, last minute applications flooded in, even on the closing day. 







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