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Digital Photograph - Rose's Stereoscopic Views, 'The Victorian Contingent Procession' Prior to Departing to Boer War, Melbourne, Oct 1899 Reg. No: MM 111143
- Stereograph showing the Melbourne procession of 'the Victorian Contingent' of soldiers leaving for the Boer War, October 1899. It is likely that this is a stereograph of the First Victorian Contingent to the Boer War. Rose stereograph numbers 2144 - 2159 cover this event. This particular stereograph is 2146.
- Description Of Content:
- This stereograph shows two stereoscopic images of the Victorian Contingent Procession- soldiers marching through a street crowded with on-lookers.
This stereograph shows the Melbourne procession of 'the Victorian Contingent', most likely the First Victorian Contingent of soldiers leaving for the Boer War, October 1899. The street is crowded, and a girl is visible climbing up onto a corrugated iron shed in the foreground. This stereograph came from a collection of Melba Ryan's grandparents, Josephine and Martin Nowlan. A lot of them were bought around Federation as souvenirs. They were passed down to Melba's mother, Doris Holden, who passed them down to her.
- Acquisition Information:
- Copied from Mr Dennis Ryan, 2006
- Contributed by Mr Dennis Ryan
|Tagged with:||boer war 1899-1902|
|Themes this item is part of:||Public Life & Institutions Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection|
|Primary Classification:||MILITARY HISTORY|
|Tertiary Classification:||parades & street festivals|
|Original Caption:||The Victorian Contingent Procession|
|Inscriptions:||Front (LHS): Rose's Stereoscopic Views Copyright. Front (bottom): 2146 The Victorian Contingent Procession. Front (RHS): Sold only by GEORGE ROSE PUBLISHER Melbourne.|
|Organisations Depicted:||First Victorian Contingent|
|Format:||Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Oct 1899
Place Depicted Notes: Possibly Port Melbourne, at Railway Pier.
|References:||Blum, R. George Rose: Australia's Master Stereographer, Ron Blum, Oaklands Park S.A. 2008, p. 32 - 33.|