The Gallipoli Quilt

Royal Exhibition Building | Melbourne

About This Project

On the 25th of April, 1915, the first members of the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) landed at Gallipoli Cove, along with troops from New Zealand, Britain and France.

Although the campaign was eventually unsuccessful, the ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) troops fought bravely and their mateship and sacrifice inspired the emergence of a unique national identity.

The Anzac Quilt honours the sacrifice of our soldiers on the Centenary of the Anzac landings at Gallipoli Cove. It tells the story of one mans’ journey, from his enlistment and embarkation, through his own personal ‘baptism of fire’, and his eventual journey home.

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