Photograph - Audience Watching Beach Activities, Trooper George Simpson Millar, 1920s-1930s Image Reg. No: MM 050499

Photograph in an album that belonged to an Australian serviceman in the 5th Australian Light House during World War I. The album contains 103 small black and white photographs, mainly of Gallipoli in 1915 and some of France and Belgium. They are believed to have been taken by Trooper George Simpson Millar, service no. 160, 'A' Troop, 'C' Squadron, 5th Australian Light Horse Regiment, 2nd Australian Light Horse Brigade, A.I.F. He served in Gallipoli and France (for some time as an officer in the Imperial Army), returning to Australia in 1919.

The photograph is of an life guard competition, possibly in the 1920s or 1930s and possibly in Manly. George Simpson Millar moved around in that general time period.
Monochrome photograph in green and brown-covered album.
Description Of Content:
In the foreground there is and seated audience. The front row is wearing bathing suits and lifesaver caps. Behind them there is an beach with more lifesavers sitting in an group on the right. There are also more people in white standing around at the waters edge. In the water there is an surf breaking in the centre of the photo with an small boat behind it. There is also an rocky cliff on the left edge of the photo.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 70 mm (Width), 100 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, beaches, world war i 1914-1918, australian army, military memorabilia, militaria australian, swimming, life savers
Themes this item is part of: Arms Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Civilian Life
Tertiary Classification: images (to be classified)
Format: Photograph: Monochrome; See Dimensions
Place & Date Depicted: Australia, 1910-1920

Probably Manly Beach in Sydney
Photographer: Lieutenant George Millar - Australian Imperial Force (AIF) Australian Field Artillery, 1914-1919

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