ID numberC02588
Collection typePhotograph
Object typeBlack & white - Glass original half plate negative
MakerUnknown
Place madeEgypt: North Egypt, Mena
Date madeDecember 1914
DescriptionLines 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.