Josiah Barnes collection of First World War negatives and prints

Accession Number PB1201
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original quarter plate negative
Maker Barnes, Josiah
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Port Melbourne
Date made 18 November 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


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.

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