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Photograph - 'Bridge at Feuilleres, River Somme, Where Australians Crossed', France, circa 1918 Image Reg. No: MM 92750

One of 22 photographs taken whilst H.V. McKay was in France and Belgium shortly after the First World War. Photographs include images of machinery and farm equipment that have been left derelict or destroyed. There are also rural scenes and images of bombed cityscapes, some of which feature group portraits of H.V. McKay and his companions. HV McKay was a member of the Business Board of Administration of the Australian Defence Department 1917-1918, and Chairman of the Stores Disposal Board, London 1919.

This image is part of a collection of photographs, negatives, moving film, artefacts, documents and trade literature belonging to the H. V. McKay Sunshine Collection. The Australian operations of this company were originally founded by Hugh V. McKay in the 1890s. The McKay collection is regarded as one of the most significant industrial heritage collections in Australia.
Black and white photograph. Handwritten inscription on reverse in black ink.
Description Of Content:
Bridge at Feuilleres, River Somme, Where Australians Crossed, France, First World War. Group of seven people, including H.V. McKay, stand on a wooden bridge posing for the photograph. Construction material, trees and a ruined building are in the background.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Cecil Newton McKay (nee Shaw)
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 145 mm (Height), 197 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918, bridges, soldiers, ruins, construction equipment
Themes this item is part of: H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection, The Sunshine Harvester Works, Sunshine, Victoria, Australia, H.V. McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd, Agricultural Equipment Manufacturers & Importers, Sunshine, Victoria, Hugh V. McKay, Agricultural Implement & Machinery Manufacturer, Ballarat & Sunshine, Victoria, Sustainable Futures Collection, Transport Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Sunshine Harvester Works, Contributions to the War Effort, World War I, 1914-1920
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: images (to be classified)
Inscriptions: Handwritten inscription on reverse in black ink reads: 'Bridge at Feuilleres. / River Somme, where Australians / crossed.'.
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Feuillères, Somme, France, circa 1918
Person Depicted: Mr Hugh McKay, Feuillères, Somme, France, circa 1918

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