Experience the Gallipoli landing in Rockhampton
SEATED in a wooden boat in the CQ Military Museum, Rodney Stickley let the experience of Rockhampton Anzac Albert Tiegs wash over him.
In front of Rodney played footage of the war whilst Albert's diary entries were read aloud, creating a haunting submersion into the life of a man who breached the shores of Gallipoli in 1915.
The experience was part of the museum's new Gallipoli Centenary exhibition launched yesterday, which allows visitors to sit in a replica boat whilst a presentation is projected in front.
Rodney, 68, said the exhibition allowed him to feel connected to his late father who was a veteran in the Second World War.
"I certainly am impressed, it was really moving," he said.
"These Rockhampton men gave their lives for this cause."
CQ Military Museum Association president Michael Cagney said the project was 18 months in the making.
Mr Cagney said he hoped people would come away from the exhibition with a better understanding of the Anzacs' experience.
"It is now 100 years away and I remember thinking it's as far away in time as the stars are in distance.
"Young children today really can't imagine it because their world is so much different," he said.
"We also have the uniforms of Turk soldiers, photographs of men who served, and by sort of putting those things together you come to the conclusion, we hope, that war is really a terrible thing."