Sunday 2 November 2014 at 12:30 pm ACDT (GMT +10:30)
This impressive single-owner collection of Australia's military history to the end of the First World War includes many scarce original battalion histories, rare printed ephemera, memorabilia, photographs, maps and artwork. There are 393 lots in all, with numerous items unrecorded or unique. These include Charles Bean's virtually unknown Cairo publication, What to Know in Egypt (March 1915); a lengthy run of the very rare Gallipoli journal Peninsula Press; and Norman Wilkinson's eyewitness watercolour of the Landing at Gallipoli.
The supplementary catalogue of items from other vendors also includes some exceptional lots, including an unrecorded diary of the campaign in Rabaul in 1914-1915, and letters from Harry Chauvel from both the Boer War and the First World War.