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Mateship Meant Everything

This particular photograph is truly one of the most incredible examples of mateship I have ever seen. The photograph was taken at the Anzac Day March in London in 1919. An Australian soldier, who lost both his legs, being carried into Australia House by a comrade to...

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Pilot Officer Rawdon Middleton VC

The painting of Pilot Officer Rawdon Middleton, VC, titled ‘True To The End’, is the only painting Peter Barnes has done that features an Australian killed in war.   It was also the most emotional to paint for him. He had not intended to do this painting until he read...

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Horses Standing Behind Light Horsemen Graves

One of the most unforgettable photographs that captures the incredible bond between soldiers and their horses. The loyal and courageous horses of two fallen Australian light horsemen standing behind their graves. Both men were killed when they were ambushed by Turkish...

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Unidentified Australian Soldier WW1

A striking photograph of an unidentified Australian soldier in WW1. Even though the photograph of this unidentified Australian soldier of WW1 was widely used in the 100th Anniversary of WW1 (Anzac Centenary 2014 - 2018), he still remains unidentified. It is highly...

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Korean War Horse Sergeant Recklesss

Sergeant Reckless. The Korean War Horse. An American Marine gun crew during the Korean War bought a Mongolian bred mare with their own money and trained her to carry shells for the recoilless rifle they called ‘Reckless’. They also named the mare ‘Reckless’, and she...

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Just being in the military can be dangerous

Just being in the military can be dangerous.  You don’t need to be engaging an enemy, or even be in a war zone, to lose your life. The photograph is of Chief Petty Officer Jonathan Rogers, GC, DSM (16 September 1920 – 10 February 1964). He was posthumously awarded the...

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Australian Drawings

Australian Drawings By Peter Barnes 'Piper Boy' drawing by Peter Barnes in 1971.'Little Smoky' drawing (2020). Famous WW2 war dog. Australian 'WW1 Lighthorse' drawing by Peter Barnes in 2021.

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Front Page Of Google For Plumbers

  Many business in Australia today want to be effective online and especially plumbers. The plumbing business is very competitive and to have effective advertising on Google would be a top priority for many in the plumbing business. This is especially so in the cities...

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Mateship Australians in War

Unforgettable images of Australian mateship in war. Lest We Forget. The Battle of the Pimple was part of the Markham and Ramu Valley - Finisterre Range campaign, and was fought by Australian and Japanese soldiers in Papua New Guinea in WW2 on the 27th and 28th of...

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Australian Paintings

Australian Paintings As some would know that follow his Facebook Page, Peter Barnes is an Australian artist. His Australian war time paintings came out of a life long interest in Australia's war history and the incredible sacrifice of many Australians who fought and...

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Australian Artist

AUSTRALIAN ARTISTPeter Barnes started out drawing and painting as a young boy. He studied Art at the Ballarat Junior Technical School in the late 60s and spent one year with the School Of Mines Ballarat (SMB) in 1971. He went on to use his artistic talent in...

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