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Digital Photograph - Rose's Stereoscopic Views, 'The Victorian Contingent Procession' Prior to Departing to Boer War, Melbourne, Oct 1899 Image Reg. No: MM 111143

Summary:
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
Acknowledgement:
Contributed by Mr Dennis Ryan
Discipline: History

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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
Secondary Classification: Service
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.
People Depicted: unknown
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.
Photographer: George Rose

Professional photographer.
References: Blum, R. George Rose: Australia's Master Stereographer, Ron Blum, Oaklands Park S.A. 2008, p. 32 - 33.

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