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Photograph - HMAS Australia, Portrait of Three Seamen, 1917 Image Reg. No: MM 123855

One of 63 postcards contained in an album that was owned by Cliff Nowell. There are 25 postcards mounted inside the album and 38 postcard held loosely with in it, (loose postcards housed separately).

The images depict photographs of sailors from HMAS Australia and of family and friends. It also conatins a mixture of hand-painted cards (two), original photographs (mostly studio or professional) and several commerical postcards.
Black and white gelatin silver photograph with postcard backing.
Description Of Content:
Studio portrait of three seamen, one is sitting in a chair the other two are standing behind him. During World War I.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Trevor Plumridge, 1986
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 135 mm (Height), 84 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: portraits, postcards, world war i 1914-1918, military memorabilia, naval forces, photographic studios, seamen
Themes this item is part of: The Royal Australian Navy, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Souvenirs & Mementoes
Tertiary Classification: postcards
Inscriptions: Printed in black ink on the back of the post card; 'POST CARD / For Correspondence / Address Only'
Hand written in black ink on the back of the photograph; '-/11/17 / Stanley Rigney / Sadler and Clark.'
People Depicted: Rigney, Stanley
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Nov 1917
Original Owner: Clifford Nowell - Royal Australian Navy (RAN)
Ship Named: Royal Australian Navy (RAN)
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Paul Rigney Posted on 20 Feb 2015 7:19 AM
This photo shows my Grandfathers older brother Stanley Rigney , little is know about Stan , he dies not long after the war ends , how do I go about getting a copy of this photo . Cheers Paul Rigney
Discovery Centre Posted on 20 Feb 2015 9:22 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Paul, just make a note of the registration number, and you can send us an image request quoting that number via the "Contact Us" link below.

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