Curator Conversation: Mephisto
Queensland Museum Research Author Gregory Czechura will present the Mephisto – the greatest Queensland war trophy exhibition, as a part of Curator Conversation, a series of entertaining talks hosted by Queensland Museum Curator Jeff Powell. The A7V Sturmpanzerwagen known as Mephisto was immobilised in an area close to Villers-Bretonneux called Monument Wood. In July 1918 a detachment of soldiers from the 26th Battalion, mainly comprised of Queenslanders, helped recover the abandoned tank and drag it back to the allied lines. Mephisto is one of the best known objects in the Queensland State collection and has been the subject of significant research and conservation work.