The Stuart Braga Collection
of Australian Military History
Sunday 2 November, 2014
12:30 pm ACDT (GMT +10:30)
Norwood Town Hall
175 The Parade, Norwood, SA [map]
Friday 31 October, 2014 1 pm – 5 pm
Saturday 1 November, 2014 10 am – 5pm
Sunday 2 November, 2014 10 am – noon
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 Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, on 6 August 1915.
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.