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Negative - Victorian Infantry Unit, Victoria Barracks, St Kilda Road, South Melbourne, Victoria, 28 Oct 1899 Image Reg. No: MM 8179

Summary:
View of Victorian Infantry Unit, parading at the parade ground of Victoria Barracks, St Kilda Road, South Melbourne, 28 October 1899. The unit embarked on the SS Medic the same day, to fight in the Boer War.

Photograph by Thomas Beckett. Part of a collection of glass plate negatives taken by Dr Thomas George Beckett, doctor, pioneering radiologist and amateur photographer between 1891 and 1910. The collection is primarily of Beckett's family, friends, homes, and towns and suburbs where Beckett and his family lived, including Charlton in central Victoria and Northcote & South Yarra, suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria.
Description Of Content:
Looking down on the parade ground at Victoria Barracks. A crowd is watching soldiers who are standing in line but at ease. Their rifles are stacked and they appear to be watching something at the upper right of the photograph. White 's carriage company is.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from T. Beckett, 1990
Acknowledgement:
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: coachbuilders, parades, soldiers, military forces
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Transport Collection, Dr Thomas George Beckett Collection, Dr Thomas George Beckett (1859-1937), The Biggest Family Album in Australia Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: parades & street festivals
Organisations Depicted: Victoria Barracks; White's Carriage Co. Ltd
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 28 Oct 1899
Photographer: Dr Thomas Beckett, Northcote, Victoria, Australia, 28 Oct 1899
Organisation Depicted: White's Carriage Company Ltd, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 28 Oct 1899

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