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Postcard - Woman in Local Dress, Sao Vicente, Cape Verde, Nurse A. E. Williams (nee Cocking), World War I, 1917 Image Reg. No: MM 134007

One of five postcards relating to the transport ship SS Miltiades, contained in a yellow envelope. The envelope was contained in a diary probably written by sister Alice Elizabeth Cocking, later Sister Williams.

The memoir records life of a nurse on transport ships, in hospitals and on leave. It is written in a school exercise book some time after the event - possibly even after World War II.
Black and white postcard.
Description Of Content:
Portrait of a woman carrying a child on her back. She is standing in a forest at Sao Vicente (Saint Vincent), Cape Verde.
Acquisition Information:
Donation & Subsequent Transfer from Returned Services League of Australia Limited (RSL) Victorian Branch, 1986
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 139 mm (Height), 88 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: souvenirs, traditional costumes, wars conflicts, world war ii 1939-1945, portraits, world war i 1914-1918, military memorabilia, military medical care
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: souvenirs
Inscriptions: Printed in brown ink on the front of the postcard; 'Costumes. S. Vicente, Cabo Verde.'

Printed in brown ink on the back of the postcard; 'Union Postale Universelle. / Bilhete Postale - Carte Postale. / No. 6 / Joco Joaquim Ferreirs, London-House, Cape Verdes'
Format: Postcard: Monochrome
Place & Date Depicted: Sao Vicente, Cape Verde, 1917
Previous Owner: Alice Williams nee Cocking, 1915-1918

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