This site is associated with Wartime Innovation: Learning from Loss, an exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, from 6 June 2015–31 January 2016.
These photographic portraits of Australian soldiers, which have been reproduced from the Tyrrell Collection of glass plate negatives, were taken between April 1915 and January 1917, before their departure for World War I. There are about 400 of them in the MAAS collection. We have only identified about 200. Scroll through to see if you recognise anyone. Does that face look familiar? Have you seen that portrait before? Are you related?
Please email us if you have any information about the people who appear in the portraits.
The Powerhouse Museum is part of the Museum of Applied Arts Sciences (MAAS), an executive agency of the NSW Government. These images are made available under an Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 Australia license. If re-using, please give appropriate credit to MAAS, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. This data may not be used for commercial purposes.