Curator Conversation

Presented on the first Wednesday of each month at 2pm

Curator Conversation is a series of entertaining talks hosted by Queensland Museum Curator Jeff Powell.

When: Wednesday 4 April 2018, 2pm

Theme: Gregory Czechura, a Research Author from the Queensland Museum will present: Mephisto - the greatest Queensland war trophy

The A7V Sturmpanzerwagen known as Mephisto was immobilised in an area close to Villers-Bretonneux called Monument Wood. In July 1918 a detachment of soldiers from the 26th Battalion, mainly comprised of Queenslanders, helped recover the abandoned tank and drag it back to the allied lines. It was sent to Australia as a war trophy, arriving at Norman Wharf in June 1919 where it was towed by two Brisbane City Council steamrollers to the Queensland Museum, then located in Fortitude Valley. It remains the sole surviving A7V tank in the world. Mephisto is one of the best known objects in the Queensland State collection and has been the subject of significant research and conservation work.

Bookings not required - just turn up.



Event Details

04 April 2018, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Free with Admission

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