Lemnos 1915: Then and Now
- Level 1, Macquarie Street building
On display 24 February – 24 May 2015
Lemnos 1915: Then & Now combines images of contemporary Lemnos with eyewitness photographs taken in 1915 to reveal a unique perspective.
Lemnos was pivotal in Australia’s First World War campaign. The island acted as a port on the way to and from Gallipoli, providing a hospital for the wounded and a rest from the terrors of war.
In 2011 Cheryl Ward and Bernard de Broglio visited the Greek island. Using the sketch maps from 1915-6 and contemporary satellite images, they were able to match photographs in the State Library’s First World War collection to their exact location.