Painting by Ellis Silas


This small watercolour painting is an on-the-spot depiction from December 1914 of the Second Convoy at anchor in King George Sound with the submarine HMAS AE2 in the foreground. It was painted by Ellis Silas, a trained artist, who was heading off to war as part of the 16th Battalion. He was one of only three artists to record scenes at Gallipoli from first-hand experience, and the only one to record actual battle scenes.

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Princess Royal Fortress

Immerse yourself in this site which is brimming with military history. Beyond the modern National Anzac Centre (see separate entry) there is a wealth of fascinating history to be discovered as you...


Forts Road
Mount Clarence
Albany WA 6330

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