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Photograph - 'Man Diving From Davitt', Colombo, Captain Edward Albert McKenna, World War I, 1914-1915 Reg. No: MM 050629
- 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.
|Dimensions:||59 mm (Height), 60 mm (Width)|
|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|
|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'
|Organisations Depicted:||LILLIE MCKENNA|
|Format:||Photograph: Black & White|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1914-1915|
|Creator:||Elizabeth (Lillie) McKenna, Melbourne, Australia, circa 1918