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- A Place & Date Depicted Port Melbourne, Australia
Digital Photograph - Rose's Stereoscopic Views, 'Victorian Contingent. 'SS Medic' off to South Africa' for Boer War, Port Melbourne, 28 October 1899 Reg. No: MM 111153
- Stereograph showing the 'SS Medic' departing for the Boer War while onlookers wave and cheer from an unknown pier. Rose stereograph numbers 2144- 2159 cover this event.This stereograph is 2158.
- Description Of Content:
- This stereograph shows twin images of the SS 'Medic' departing from a Melbourne pier, while onlookers wave and cheer from the pier.
This stereograph shows the 'SS Medic' departing for the Boer War while onlookers wave and cheer from an unknown pier, Port Melbourne, 28 October 1899. This was the return leg of the 'SS Medic's' maiden voyage.
This stereograph came from a collection of Melba Ryan's grandparents, Josephine and Martin Nowlan. A lot of them were bought around the date of 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|
|Original Caption:||Victorian Contingent. The S S 'Medic' off to South Africa.|
|Inscriptions:||Front (LHS): ROSES STEREOSCOPIC VIEWS COPYRIGHT. Front (bottom): 2158. Victorian Contingent. SS 'Medic' off to South Africa.(RHS): Sold only by GEORGE ROSE PUBLISHER, Melbourne.|
|Organisations Depicted:||The First Victorian Contingent; SS 'Medic'|
|Format:||Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 28 Oct 1899
Place Depicted Notes: Probably Port Melbourne, probably at Railway Pier.
|References:||Blum, R. George Rose: Australia's Master Stereographer, Ron Blum, Oaklands Park S.A. 2008, p. 33.|