Hall of Fame

Phillip Schuler

1879 - 1917

The only son of the editor of The Age, Schuler volunteered to write reports and take photographs for that newspaper during the Gallipoli campaign. He documented – with evocative accounts and remarkable photography – the entire experience.

Less subject to censorship than the official correspondent C.E.W. Bean, he exposed flaws in the campaign, particularly the scandal of British treatment of wounded.

Historian Les Carlyon considered him "a much better writer from a newspaper point of view than Bean." Schuler later enlisted in the AIF, and died on the Western Front in 1917, aged 28.

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