Ted Cannon


The 1916 Students' Magazine features an image of Edwin (Ted) Cannon, a gifted artist attending the Ballarat Technical Art School (part of the Ballarat School of Mines [SMB] campus) from 1912. After completing his art course Ted was employed as an assistant teacher at the Art School, before taking a position as cartoonist with the Ballarat Star newspaper at the end of 1914. In 1915 Ted was awarded the prestigious Victorian Education Department Senior Technical School Scholarship. Only months into his scholarship, Ted volunteered for the AIF. He was killed in action on 14 September 1916 in France.

Photograph of a portrait of Ted Cannon in a 1916 Students' Magazine

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