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Photograph Album - Trooper George Simpson Millar, 5th Australian Light Horse, Egypt, 1915 Object Reg. No: ST 036450

Photograph album containing 49 photographs of army life in Egypt in early 1915, prior to the Gallipoli landings. The photographs were taken by Tpr (later Lt.) George Simpson Millar, 5th Australian Light Horse, AIF.

The photographs include army camps, horses, 'smoko in the desert', travelling and shopping in Egypt, camels, soldiers working and social activities. The photographs were apparently sent home by Millar. Two names and addresses have been written inside the front cover of the album. The first of these belongs to a Miss N. Millar and has been crossed out, whilst the second belongs to George S. Millar. Miss Millar's handwriting also appears on some of the pages of the album but appears to have been either crossed out or covered over, suggesting that George Millar has usurped the album.

Note: the image inscribed 'Native trading boat...' is missing from the album.

Another album containing photographs taken by Millar is held by Museum Victoria: ST 036451.
Photograph album with red board covers with 'Kodak' printed in gold on front. Contains 49 black and white photographs, in sepia tones.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Returned & Services League of Australia Limited (RSL) Victorian Branch, 1982
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 2 cm (Height), 20.8 cm (Width), 26 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, portraits, world war i 1914-1918, australian military forces, australian army, military memorabilia, militaria australian, making history - war diaries and correspondence
Themes this item is part of: Arms Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: albums
Inscriptions: Hand-written in black ink on the inside of the front cover, the whole of which has been crossed out in blue ink: 'Miss. N. Millar / "N(illegible)" / Clayfield / Brisbane (underscored)'
Hand-written in blue ink on the inside of the front cover, underneath the previous inscription: 'George S. Millar / Imperial Service Club / Sydney (accompanied by a flourish)'

Various inscriptions associated with images. (Refer supplementary file for details.)
Place & Date Depicted: Egypt, 1915
Photographer: Lieutenant George Millar - Australian Imperial Force (AIF) Australian Field Artillery, Egypt, 1915

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