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Photograph - Leo Sterne Dressed in Military Uniform, Austria, 10 Jul 1915 Image Reg. No: MM 131989

Black and white photograph depicting Leo Sterne as a sixteen year old dressed in military uniform.

This photograph relates to the lives of Leo and Hilda Sterne prior to their migration to Australia from Linz, Austria in 1939, joining other family members who had arrived in 1938. The Sternes (originally Sternschein), listed as 'stateless', were probably refugees accepted as part of the Australian Government's Jewish quota intake just prior to World War II. The Sterne's went on to found the successful L.J. Sterne Doll Company. Leo Sterne is recorded as having enlisted in the Citizen's Military Forces during World War II and in 1944 he was naturalised.
A black and white photograph
Description Of Content:
The photograph depicts Leo Sterne as a sixteen year old dressed in military uniform which includes hat, coat, pants and boots. Also includes a satchel, gun with a flag and a small dagger. It has been taken outside at a rally or festival.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 120 mm (Height), 89 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: military uniforms, military history, migration settlement, militaria, austrian immigration, austrian
Themes this item is part of: Arms Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Brought Goods
Tertiary Classification: mementoes
Inscriptions: Handwritten in black ink in bottom right hand corner: ' (illegible) 1915'
Handwritten in blue pencil near top: 'Ausmarsch an die [?] ifal Gronze[?]/ am 10. Juli 1915' Translation: March to the [?] 10 July 1915.
Handwritten in pencil: 'Leo'
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Austria, 10 Jul 1915
Person Depicted: Mr Leo Sterne, Austria, 10 Jul 1915

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