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We dedicate this exhibition to members of our Defence Forces
This exhibition is dedicated to members of our Defence Forces who have and still give all for their country for freedom's sake. Let us never forget.
HMAS Protector SA's Gunboat by Artist, John Ford
This exhibition is designed to increase the public's awareness of the ANZAC spirit and to recognise the contribution those men and women from Port Adelaide and our state who served in various theatres of war and did not return.
On the 25th April, a new world was born and the spirit of ANZAC was ignited.The ANZAC spirit is not found only on battlefields, but lives all over Australia in the schools and sports fields. ANZAC still stands for reckless valour in a good cause, for enterprise, resourcefulness, fidelity, comradeship, perseverance and endurance that will never accept defeat.
During the exhibition the artists will be available to discuss their work and some will offer free demonstrations of their techniques. This will provide the general community and schools an ideal opportunity to engage with the artists.
Jack Tex Weston by Barry Spicer. Jack 'Tex' Weston fought with the 2/48th in Africa. He was the first soldier to receive a Tommy gun. He also wore a pair of German Luger pistols on his belt and I assume that's where the nick name 'Tex' came from.
by firstname.lastname@example.org (score: 2|555) 1678 days ago
I know Barry and his amazing skill, in drawing and painting absolutely accurate renditions. The lengths he goes to, in obtaining this authenticity is mind blowing. My friend, if Barry paints a Tommy Gun, believe me, it certainly won't be a Sten Gun. :-)
The weapon is an M1928 Thompson Submachine Gun with the original forehand grip. This was most used by civilians and the normal flat forehand grip was more common as the war went on. As the painting says that it was one of the first issued it is very possible that it would have had the forehand grip. The Sten had a side mounted magazine at the front of the weapon, no wooden parts and as such looked completely different.