Tinker tailor: WW1 military collections from German New Guinea

tinker tailor

28 July 2016–28 July 2017

10am - 5pm daily
South Australian Museum



Tinker tailor investigates the collections of five Australian soldiers who were part of the Australian administration in German New Guinea during World War 1. While in New Guinea these soldiers were intrigued by the local culture and acquired a number of New Guinea artefacts that later found their way into the collections of the South Australian Museum.

Highlights of these collections will be displayed in the Pacific Cultures Gallery to acknowledge the connection between the Museum’s collections and World War 1 during the Great War’s 100th anniversary.