|Object type||Black & white - Glass original quarter plate negative|
|Place made||Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Port Melbourne|
|Date made||18 November 1915|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
This item is in the Public Domain
Josiah Barnes collection of First World War negatives and prints
Two unidentified nurses prior to embarkation on the transport HMAT Wiltshire (A18). Early on nurses had to supply their own clothing and were told to "buy something grey", which accounts for the variation in their clothing colours and styles. The nurses pictured are wearing cloaks with over-capes. The hats they are wearing are unofficial as they should have been wearing bonnets, (see PB0345), but the hats later became official in 1916.