An exhibition of a unique collection of photographs taken at Claremont Army Camp during 1916-1918 by J. J. Barnett to be held at the Waterside Pavilion, Mawson Place from 11 – 15 August, 2018.
The official opening of the photographic exhibition ‘100 Days – 100 Tasmanian Stories’ will be held on Saturday 11 August 2018 at 11am at the Waterside Pavilion, Mawson Place. Mr Andrew Wilkie MP has accepted our invitation to open the exhibition. Invited guests will have the opportunity to preview the exhibition with refreshments to follow.
The exhibition will be open to the public from 10am til 3pm daily (except Saturday 11 August when it will open to the public at 12.30). Entry by gold coin donation. Proceeds to The Headstone Project (Tas) Inc.
Joe Barnett regularly visited the Claremont Army Camp during the First World War and had permission to take photographs of the soldiers there. Over 200 glass plate negatives have survived, mainly from the period 1916-1918 and some of these will be on exhibition in August to mark the beginning of the last 100 days of the First World War. These images have not been on display before.
While many images are named, there are also quite a few where the soldiers have not been identified. We would love it if families could help us with our identification.