Photograph - Sheep Shearing, Album of Trooper George Simpson Millar, World War I, 1910-1920 Image Reg. No: MM 050492

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 relevance of the sheep-shearing photograph is uknown, but it provides a nostalgic note in Millar's album.
Monochrome photograph in green and brown-covered album.
Description Of Content:
Photograph of an shearing shed of three men shearing sheep. There is wool on the floor.
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918, australian army, military memorabilia, militaria australian, shearing, making history - war diaries and correspondence
Themes this item is part of: Arms Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Civilian Life
Tertiary Classification: images (to be classified)
Original Caption: SHEARING
Inscriptions: Hand written on secondary support below image: 'Shearing
Bottom right corner of album page, handwritten in pencil: '50'
Format: Photograph: Monochrome
Place & Date Depicted: Australia, 1915-1920
Photographer: Lieutenant George Millar - Australian Imperial Force (AIF) Australian Field Artillery, 1914-1919

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