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Digital Photograph - Sleeping Soldier, Backyard, Auburn, 1939 Image Reg. No: MM 110391

Summary:
Black and white photograph showing Bernie Concidine, who was a cook in the army during World War II. Here he is pictured sleeping in the backyard of the Quaife family home in Auburn in 1939. He was just back from New Guinea, where he was located during the war. Bernie Concidine was a friend of Nola Quaife, who took this photograph, and he boarded with her family. Nola remembers that Bernie used to come home from army training exhausted.The photograph was probably taken early in World War II.
Description:
Digital image file. A digital photograph was taken of the original black and white print.
Description Of Content:
Soldier sleeping on his side, with rug underneath him and hat over his head, in corner of a backyard of a house, near two fences, and a garden. A prop post for a clothes line is at left.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Ms Rosalie Quaife, 2006
Acknowledgement:
Contributed by Ms Rosalie Quaife
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: backyards, servicemen, sleeping, wars conflicts, world war ii 1939-1945
Themes this item is part of: Life During World War II in Photographs, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: training
People Depicted: Concidine, 'Bernie'
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Auburn, Victoria, Australia, 1939

Source of Date Depicted: Contributor's mother's memory.
Photographer: Mrs Nola Quaife

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