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Photograph - Port Melbourne, Victoria, 23 Nov 1915 Image Reg. No: MM 067694

Summary:
Small photograph of a large crowd of people at Port Melbourne dock, taken on 23 November 1915, the day that Alfred Galbraith embarked on S.S. Ceramic for Egypt. The photograph is part of a collection of photographs belonging to Alfred Galbraith. Sapper Galbraith was in Egypt with the 2nd and 5th Division from December 1915 to June 1916, when the 5th Division sailed to France. He died in France on 15 July 1916.

The photograph was apparently taken with an 'autographic' camera - one that allowed the user to write an inscription on the undeveloped film though an small door in the camera body, using a tiny stylus. Galbraith's camera, later in the possession of his niece, was an autographic camera.
Description Of Content:
Small photograph of a large crowd of people at Port Melbourne dock, taken on 23 November 1915, the day that Alfred Galbraith embarked on S.S. Ceramic for Egypt. Written alongside the left hand edge: P. MELB 23/11
The photograph is part of a collection of photographs belonging to Alfred Galbraith. Sapper Galbraith was in Egypt with the 2nd and 5th Division from December 1915 to June 1916, when the 5th Division sailed to France. He died in France on 15 July 1916.
Acquisition Information:
Donation & Subsequent Transfer from Mrs M. Jamieson, 1985
Discipline: Technology

More information

Tagged with: army camps, australian army, australian military forces, crowds, military memorabilia, piers, ports, ships, wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918
Themes this item is part of: Sapper Alfred Galbraith, AIF (1895-1916), Public Life & Institutions Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: embarkations
Original Caption: "P. Melb 23/11" "Dear Home Folks"
Organisations Depicted: 2nd Division Australian Army.; 5th Division Australian Army.
Format: Photograph: Sepia
Place & Date Depicted: Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 23 Nov 1915
Other Association (See Comments): Alfred Galbraith

May have been the photographer - the collection relates to his war experience.

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