Collection relating to the service of Sister Elsie Grace Dobson

Accession Number C00546
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
Maker Unknown
Place made Egypt: Cairo, Heliopolis
Date made c 1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Group portrait of four unidentified convalescent patients at No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital near Cairo. Three are carrying bundles, which suggests that they were about to return to the field. The auxiliary hospitals were established to take the overflow from the main hospitals as wounded and sick men from the Gallipoli Peninsula poured into Egypt; they were equipped to take convalescents and light cases.

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