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Photograph - 'Sweet Water Canal', Egypt, Captain Edward Albert McKenna, World War I, 1914-1915 Reg. No: MM 120428
- One of 139 photographs in an album from World War I likely to have been taken by Captain Edward Albert McKenna. The photographs include the 7th Battalion training in Mena Camp, Egypt, and sight-seeing.
Image of the 'Sweet Water Canal' at Ismalia with Indian troops washing on bank. The Sweet Water Canal was constructed in 1861-3 to provide freshwater to Ismalia. The Sweet Water Canal is now known as the 'Ismalia Canal.'
- Black and white silver gelatin photographic print.
- Description Of Content:
- Image of a waterway. Vegetation on the bank in the foreground. On the opposite bank is a small group of figures sitting in a circle. To the right of the photograph, also on this bank, there are two figures, bending over what looks to be buckets. Behind all the figures are trees and other vegetation.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mr J. Willis, 1986
|Dimensions:||195 mm (Height), 159 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918, waterways|
|Themes this item is part of:||Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Primary Classification:||MILITARY HISTORY|
|Tertiary Classification:||recreation & tourism|
|Inscriptions:||Hand-written in ink on the support underneath the photograph: 'Sweet Water Canal Ismalia / Indian Troops Washing'
Hand-written in pencil on the back of the photograph: 'Sweet water canal / Ismalia / Indian troops / washing'
|Format:||Photograph: Black & White|
|Photographer:||Captain Edward McKenna, Ismalia, Egypt, 1914-1915|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Ismalia, Egypt, 1914-1915|
|Creator:||Elizabeth (Lillie) McKenna, Malvern, Victoria, Australia, circa 1918