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Digital Photograph - Rose's Stereoscopic Views, 'Victorian Contingent. 'SS Medic' off to South Africa' for Boer War, Port Melbourne, 28 October 1899 Image Reg. No: MM 111153

Summary:
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
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: embarkations
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.
People Depicted: unknown
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.
Photographer: George Rose

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

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