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Photograph - 'Late Cecil Rhodes Estate', Cape Town, South Africa, Sergeant Major G.P. Mulcahy, World War I, Mar 1919 Image Reg. No: MM 120357

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 of three unknown servicemen at the estate of Cecil Rhodes, an English businessman who was based at Cape Town, South Africa. The image is dated to March 1919.
Black and white silver gelatin photographic print.
Description Of Content:
Group of three servicemen leaning against a fence. Although their bodies are orientated more to the left of the photograph, all three are looking towards the camera. There is vegetation in the background and what looks to be a sealed pathway in front.
Acquisition Information:
Donation & Subsequent Transfer from Returned Services League of Australia Limited (RSL) Victorian Branch, 1987
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 65 mm (Height), 43 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918, troops
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 and across the centre of the album page: 'Late Cecil Rhodes: Estate, Groote Schurr, Capetown, March 1919'
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Photographer: Sergeant Major Gilbert Mulcahy, South Africa, 1919
Place & Date Depicted: Cape Town, South Africa, Mar 1919

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