Name/TitleWWI Pictorial Banner
About this objectA souvenir banner of WWI belonging to Ted (Edward) Mayo (Service No. 10/3939), of Palmerston North who was the uncle of Shona Smith of Waimate.
As the words on the top of the banner explain -'A souvenir of the Great War and the glorious part played by Australia and New Zealand'.
The central panel depicts the landings at Gallipoli with the words 'The landing of our gallant sons of Empire on the Gallipoli Peninsula'. Four side panels illustrate battleships and flags of nations involved at Gallipoli. The bottom of the banner depicts a destroyed ship with the words '"The Scrap Heap" A view of the "Emden" after the fight with the "Sydney" off the Cocos Keeling Islands'. The Emden was a German Raider ship which was scuttled after a battle with the HMAS Sydney on 9th November, 1914.
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Medium and MaterialsCotton. Hand stitched hem.
Subject and Association KeywordsWWI Commemorations
Credit LineMr Robert D. Smith (source)
Object TypeCeremonial Artifact