Quadric is excited to reveal Mephisto to the public when the Anzac Legacy Gallery opens; a new permanent exhibition at Queensland Museum that explores the impact and legacy of the First World War on Queensland and the brave sacrifices made by our diggers.
“A book on the daring capture of a German WWI tank by Australian soldiers in France has been released to coincide with the 100th anniversary of one of the conflict’s most legendary exploits.
Ranking among Australia’s most precious trophies from the Great War, the German A7V Sturmpanzer still affectionately known by its battlefield name Mephisto, was seized from no man’s land under the nose of the enemy.
It is set to go on permanent display at the Queensland Museum in November to coincide with the centenary of the Armistice.
“It’s unique, it’s the only one of it’s kind in the world, but it also speaks to the war and the people who were involved in the war,” said Geraldine Mate, Queensland Museum’s curator.
“I don’t think you can put a value on it. It’s a pivotal moment for the gallery because Mephisto has spent 98 of its 100 years in Queensland.”