An exhibition exploring the political, cultural and imperial interests of Australia’s fifth governor-general and his wife, in a world on the brink of war.
Through manuscripts, books, film and objects the exhibition explores the political, cultural and imperial interests of Australia’s fifth governor-general and his wife, against the backdrop of a world on the brink of war.
Thomas, Lord Denman, and his wife, the irrepressible Gertrude Denman (‘Trudie’), resided in Australia from July 1911 to May 1914. This exhibition tells the story of this imposing power couple and their circle, intertwining it with the broader narrative of early 20th century Australia and its changing relationship with the UK. It includes material from many of Australia’s leading public institutions, including the National Library of Australia, the National Museum of Australia and the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, as well as items from private collections and from the collections of King’s College London.