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Photograph - 'Sweet Water Canal', Egypt, Captain Edward Albert McKenna, World War I, 1914-1915 Image 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
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 195 mm (Height), 159 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918, waterways
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
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

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