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Photograph - 'Man Diving From Davitt', Colombo, Captain Edward Albert McKenna, World War I, 1914-1915 Image Reg. No: MM 050629

Summary:
One of 139 photographs in an album from World War I likely to have been taken by Captain Edward Albert McKenna. The photographs include the 7th Battalion training in Mena Camp, Egypt, and sight-seeing.

Image depicting a man diving from the davitt of a troop carrier. According to the image's caption he is "diving for money."
Description Of Content:
Group of men in the foreground, not facing the camera. One man diving from the davitt in the background.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 59 mm (Height), 60 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, ships, world war i 1914-1918, australian military forces, australian army, soldiers, naval forces, divers
Themes this item is part of: Leisure Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: shipboard life
Inscriptions: Hand-written in pencil on the bottom right corner of the photograph album page: '1'
Hand-written in ink on the support underneath the photograph: 'Nigger diving for money from / the Davitt (at Colombo)'
Hand-written in pencil on the support, bottom left corner: 'b'
Hand-written in pencil on the back of the photograph: 'a nigger diving / for money from / the davitt at / Colombo'
People Depicted: NILSEN
Organisations Depicted: LILLIE MCKENNA
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1914-1915
Creator: Elizabeth (Lillie) McKenna, Melbourne, Australia, circa 1918

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