Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DA16113
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 30 July 1916
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 C Carter, probably 6232 Private (Pte) Christopher Wilson Carter, Indigenous serviceman of the 6th Battalion. A labourer from Greenwald, Victoria prior to enlistment, Pte Carter embarked with the 20th Reinforcements from Melbourne on HMAT Euripides on 11 September 1916. On 9 May 1917, aged 30, he was killed in action at Bullecourt, France and, having no known grave, is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial. This is one of a series of photographs taken by the Darge Photographic Company which had a permit 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.