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C02588

Image copyright: Copyright expired - public domain,
Public Domain Mark This image is in the Public Domain

ID number C02588
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
Photographer Unknown
Place made North Africa: Egypt, North Egypt, Mena
Date made December 1914

Description

Lines of the Australian 9th and 10th Battalions at Mena Camp, looking towards the Pyramids. The soldier in the foreground is playing with a kangaroo, the regimental mascot. Many Australian units brought kangaroos and other Australian animals with them to Egypt, and some were given to the Cairo Zoological Gardens when the units went to Gallipoli.