Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DA10816
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
Maker Darge Photographic Company
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Broadmeadows
Date made c September 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Studio portrait of 3038 Private (Pte) Alexander Edgar Ferguson, 8th Battalion. A navvy from Natimuk, Vic prior to enlistment, Pte Ferguson embarked with the 10th Reinforcements from Adelaide aboard RMS Osterley on 29 September 1915. Later transferring to the 58th Battalion, he was wounded in France and, after being evacuated to England, died of wounds on 2 August 1916, aged 25. He was buried in the Southern Cemetery, West Didsbury, Manchester. This is one of a series of photographs taken by the Darge Photographic Company which had the concession to take photographs at the Broadmeadows and Seymour army camps during the First World War. In the 1930s, the Australian War Memorial purchased the original glass negatives from Algernon Darge, along with the photographers' notebooks. The notebooks contain brief details, usually a surname or unit name, for each negative.

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