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Photograph - 'Camp's Bay', South Africa, Sergeant Major G.P. Mulcahy, World War I, Mar 1919 Image Reg. No: MM 120346

One of 44 black and white photographs in an album bound in green suede, believed to have been taken by Sergeant Major Gilbert Payne Mulcahy during World War I. It documents his military service in Egypt, France, Belgium and his return to Australia via Capetown and the Quarantine Station, Point Nepean, 1916-1919.

Image depicting Camps Bay, South Africa, where several figures are swimming in the bay. The Twelve Apostle mountain range is identified in the background of the photograph. The image is dated to March 1919.
Black and white silver gelatin photographic print.
Description Of Content:
Image of a bay. On the beach there are figures who appear to be prostrate or seated. There is a collection of rocks towards the middle of the photograph that some figures appear to be climbing. To the left of these rocks there is structure of some kind and in the background there are more structures.
Acquisition Information:
Donation & Subsequent Transfer from Returned Services League of Australia Limited (RSL) Victorian Branch, 1987
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 43 mm (Height), 65 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: recreation, wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918
Themes this item is part of: Arms Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sergeant Gilbert Payne Mulcahy, AIF (1893-1979)
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: recreation & tourism
Inscriptions: Hand-written in ink on the support underneath the photograph: 'Camp's Bay, Capetown / Twelve Apostles in background / March 1919'
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Photographer: Sergeant Major Gilbert Mulcahy, Cape Town, South Africa, 1919
Place & Date Depicted: Camps Bay, Cape Town, South Africa, Mar 1919

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