‘Adulation, fame and money’: Sport and celebrity in 1913
In 1913, just like today, Australia loved its sporting heroes. Victor Trumper, Dally Messenger and Snowy Baker were celebrities and entrepreneurs as well as elite athletes who were starting to realise that sporting glory could be financially rewarding.
The state of photography in 1913 with historian Helen Ennis
Photographic curator, historian and author Helen Ennis discusses the rise of photography in 1913 and its use by professionals, amateurs, ethnographers and scientific explorers, as well as exploring similarities and differences in 100 years of portraiture.
Tom Griffiths tells the story of the young Australians who set out to explore the frozen continent in the name of scientific curiosity, and how 1913 was a year of trauma and waiting, and of nightmares more than dreams.
Andrew Sayers highlights the new directions being explored by important Australian artists around 1913, many of whom are little-known today. He also examines the role of arts and crafts in 1913 society and Australian reactions to new art movements in Europe.
Surveyors at the snowline: surveying the ACT-NSW border 1910-15
Canberra historian Matthew Higgins tells a story of adventure and discovery by three young men, Percy Sheaffe, Harry Mouat and Freddie Johnston, working in Australia’s rugged mountain country to mark the national capital and its surrounding territory.
Glorious Days: Australia 1913 - exhibition opening
The Governor-General Quentin Bryce highlighted the role of women in Australia and the importance of Indigenous culture, as portrayed in the exhibition, as she took a retrospective look at where we have come from in 100 years and where we may go in the next 100 years.