Vale Ern McQuillan

The recent death of Ern (1926-2018) has left a deep hole in my life. I had the good fortune to get to know the brilliant photographer and true Australian battler during the last years of his life.

The material in these web pages should indicate more truly than mere words, how interesting and inspiring my time with Ern was. His life experience gave him contact with an immense portion of our recent history – significant figures and crucial events.

His quiet demeanour, his dry humour, and his understanding of the human condition made him a friend of many at all levels of our society. My time with him was a great honour and I shall miss his company. Royce Levi: October 2018.

 

Ern McMillan OAM: He was there at the places where so much of our history happened!
Ern McMillan OAM: He was there at the places where so much of our history happened!

Ern’s War Photographs Inspire.

In the last years of World War II, Ern was a military photographer. There are more than a thousand of his images available to us all in the Public Domain of the archives of the Australian War Memorial.

I feel in my bones that you will agree with me – his artistry is an important part of our history and needs to be seen.

 A SMALL SAMPLE OF ERN’S WORK

Ern Landing

A hero preparing for the peace celebration fly-past.
A hero preparing for the peace celebration fly-past.

Home at Last!

A civilian at last!
A civilian at last!

 

This is such a small sample of the work of Ernest Mervyn McQuillan. So much more deserves a place before our eyes.

You can find a little more of Ern’s story here, and here, and here and here and here.

It’s a wonderful life.

♦♦♦

FILM MAKERS? BOOK PUBLISHERS?

WHERE ARE YOU? 

IN AUSTRALIA OR ANYWHERE.

LET HIS AMAZING RECORDS BE KNOWN FOR THE FUTURE. WE HAVE HUNDREDS OF PICTURES. THE RESEARCH IS DONE.  FIND HIM AND GIVE HIS ART TO THE FUTURE. YOU WILL NOT BE SORRY!

Any publisher (film, video, TV or Text) will find us willing and I believe able colleagues.

All images on this site are my own, derived from Wiki Commons or Creative Commons, or from the stated Public Domain. If I have erred in any way, please tell me and I shall immediately fix things.

Thank you for your visit,

Royce

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