War historian C.E.W. Bean’s correspondence from WWI made him a household name in Australia. In 1919, Bean returned to Gallipoli to fill in the missing pieces of what happened during the campaign, taking with him a team of artists on what he called the Australian Historical Mission. Their aim was to collect battlefield relics and create new artworks to convey the full story of the power, trauma and tragedy of that terrible conflict. Australian War Memorial’s Dr Janda Gooding retraced the footsteps of Bean and his colleagues and produced Gallipoli Revisited – In The Footsteps of Charles Bean and The Australian Historical Mission. (Hardie Grant 2009). Janda Gooding addressed The Sydney Institute on Tuesday 20 April 2010.
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