Skip navigation
Skip navigation

'Accurate to the Point of Mania': Eyewitness Testimony and Memory Making in Australia's Official Paintings of the First World War

Hutchison, Margaret


The collection of official war art housed in the Australian War Memorial has played an important role in shaping a memory of the First World War for almost a century. This article explores the importance of eyewitness testimony in the production of war paintings for the Memorial's collection during the interwar years. Focusing on the repainting of official artist Harold Septimus Power's canvas Saving the Guns of Robecq, it explores the reasons why - in the inevitably contested construction of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Historical Studies
DOI: 10.1080/1031461X.2014.996574


File Description SizeFormat Image
01_Hutchison_'Accurate_to_the_Point_of_2015.pdf9.02 MBAdobe PDF    Request a copy

Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Updated:  20 July 2017/ Responsible Officer:  University Librarian/ Page Contact:  Library Systems & Web Coordinator