World War I and Australia

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Maps of Gallipoli

Hand drawn and printed maps

Many of the hand-drawn maps we have were donated to us along with soldiers diaries. We also have printed maps that appeared as newspaper supplements or were published by the Australian government, the British War Office and Australian commercial publishers such as HEC Robinson. Some of the maps show the contour lines and topography of the Gallipoli peninsula and the locations of Turkish and ANZAC trench lines.

A selection of maps of the Gallipoli peninsula from our collection:

  • Map of Gallipoli
    Reproduced by the Survey Department, Egypt, from a map published by the British War Office. Manuscript additions giving a glossary of Turkish words.
  • ANZAC map of Gallipoli : showing terrain and trenches from Chailak Dere to GabaTepe
    Shows 66 Australian trenches (numbered) along with the names of the trenches pencilled on the side of the map.
  • Trench map No. IV
    Map of Gallipoli peninsula showing Allied frontline trenches as well as Turkish trenches. The map was issued to officers in Gallipoli and was to be laid over other maps of the area.
  • Map of the Peninsula of Gallipoli and the Asiatic Shore of the Dardanelles
    The map shows towns, roads classified, railways, telegraph lines, forts, vegetation, spot heights, contours at approximately 100ft intervals and form lines. Also includes the English equivalent of Turkish terms in names of places. Published by the Geographical Section of the Great Britain and Ireland War Office, 1915.
  • Robur Tea war map
    The map was created by Farrow Falcon Press, Melbourne in 1915 for the Robur Tea Company to be used as promotional material. The public were able to get a copy of the map by sending their name, address and four penny stamps to the company.
  • Graphic map of the Dardanelles
    A pictorial bird's eye view of the Gallipoli peninsula and the west coast of Turkey to the Hellespont.

Search our catalogue to find more maps using the term 'cartographic' in your search. For example if you're looking for maps of Gallipoli, use keywords: Gallipoli cartographic.

Graphic map of the Dardanelles

Copying, publishing or purchasing digital copies

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  • using a digital camera
  • using our microfilm reader printers 
  • ordering paper or electronic copies
  • ordering high quality digital scans  

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