Posted 7 years ago
April 25 is ANZAC DAY.
A day of remembrance, ANZAC DAY is probably the most important national occasion for both Australia and New Zealand.
Originally 25 April every year was to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli in the Ottoman Empire during World War I. Anzac Day is also observed in the Cook Islands, Niue, Pitcairn Islands, and Tonga. These days it has a broader significance and commemorates all those who have served their country in conflict since Gallipoli.
This is a PC from the Maude Lankester collection. This card was ubiquitous in its time. These days it is a highly collected item:
Australia picture postcard (Harry J. Weston drawing) showing Wounded Soldier with rifle and bandage on head and World War 1 Patriotic message "He'll be home soon, sick and wounded, give him a Helping Hand", unused.
New South Wales - Post Card - Divided
Weston, Harry J. (Harry John) (1874-1938) aka Arry Weston.
Arry was a cartoonist, painter, commercial artist and architect. He was born in Hobart, Tasmania. He was originally articled to an architectural firm in Launceston but later became a staff artist on the Launceston Examiner (1896-98). He exhibited with the Launceston Art Society in 1898. That year he left Launceston for health reasons and made his way to Melbourne, where he designed posters for Dunlop Rubber and Boomerang Brandy with Lionel Lindsay and Blamire Young.
He exhibited with the Victorian Artists’ Society in 1902-4 and was a member of the Prehistoric Order of Cannibals, a Melbourne Bohemian sketch club of the 1890s that included the Lindsays, the Dysons, Hugh McCrae and Max Meldrum.
Weston moved to Sydney c.1905 where he remained for the rest of his life. He established his own advertising agency, a sketching school and exhibited with the NSW Society of Artists.