On this day, 27 June 1865, General Sir John Monash was born in Melbourne.
Monash became Australia’s military commander in World War 1 and one of the greatest Allied generals of that war.
See Australian Dictionary of Biography for details of his life and career.
He was perhaps destined for this auspicious career as this photograph of him at age 3 (from our collections) depicts!
The State Library of New South Wales holds a number of items relating to Sir John Monash, including photographs and manuscripts.