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WAR MEMORIAL DISPLAY
German tank on show in Canberra
Dr Brendan Nelson with the rare WWI German tank at the war memorial.
Photo: Karleen Minney
For Australian troops in World War I,
the state of the art German tanks was
something to be feared.
The Mephisto, one of the German
tanks, was captured by Australian
troops in 1918 after it got stuck in a
hole and brought back to Australia at
the end of the war. It is now the last
remaining tank of its kind in the world.
Only 20 of the German A7V
Sturmpanzerwagen were ever built for
war; the Mephisto was one of them.
The tanks were cramped, hot, and
noisy, making it an unpleasant
experience for the crews on board,
which could be up to 26 men at a time.
For many German tank crews,
painting decorations on their tank was
a form of both enjoyment and a way of
making their tank distinguishable from
others in the fleet.
One such painting can be found on
the upper front panel of Mephisto. The
painting depicts Mephistopheles -- the
red, smiling Faustian demon.
Canberrans have the chance to delve
into the history of Mephisto with the
prized tank going on display at the
Australian War Memorial. It will be on
display for 18 months as part of a
collaboration with the Queensland
It is the first time Mephisto has been
displayed outside of Queensland.
The tank will be take pride of place
in Anzac Hall, where visitors can view
it and learn more about its history
through the use of touch screens and
information pillars around the exhibit.
Australian War Memorial director
Brendan Nelson said bringing the tank
to Canberra would allow more
Australians to learn about tank warfare
in World War I and the engineering
side of German tanks.
The introduction of this tank into
warfare when the Germans did it in
1918 had the potential to be a
significant game changer,'' he said.
Dr Nelson thanked the Queensland
Museum and its director, Professor
Suzanne Miller, for working with the
War Memorial to allow the exhibit.
Professor Miller said Mephisto had
been beautifully presented by the
Australian War Memorial.
We're really looking forward to
seeing as many people as possible
coming to visit this extraordinary
Transporting the tank to Canberra
was no easy feat. Mephisto had to be
wrapped using blankets and sheets of
plastic before being transported by
road for the journey south, which
happened over a weekend.
Upon arrival in Canberra, the difficult
process of setting the exhibit up began.
Two cranes were required to move
the tank from the truck to a custom-
made trolley, which not only allowed
for easy transport of the tank into
Anzac Hall but provides a base for it
during its time in Canberra.
Mephisto will be on exhibit at the
Australian War Memorial until mid-
A new survey has shown a fall in the
number of international visitors to the
A March 2015 quarterly survey by
Tourism Research Australia showed
that the ACT was one of two
jurisdictions to experience a fall in
international visitor numbers.
During the year ending March,
overall figures were up 8 per cent with
6.5 million visitors coming to
However, visitor numbers fell by 2
per cent in the ACT -- a trend that
demonstrated the government's lack of
focus, Shadow Minister for Tourism
Brendan Smyth claimed.
This isn't good enough,'' he said.
"Tourism is vital for the ACT
economy and it's important the
government focuses on drawing
visitors to our key attractions instead
of focusing its attention on light rail.''
CHANCE TO LEARN MORE
Geoscience Australia's open day takes
place on August 23 at its Symonston
facility. The day will highlight
Geoscience Australia's work including
building the country's resource wealth
and managing marine jurisdictions. A
range of short 15-minute talks will be
presented by Geoscience Australia
experts throughout the day. The day
will also feature a range of free hands-
on activities, science displays and talks
for all ages. The open day takes place
at the corner of Jerrabomberra Avenue
and Hindmarsh Drive at Symonston on
August 23 from 10am-3pm.
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