Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DA15939
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 11 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 1364 Private (Pte) Gordon McMullin, 39th Battalion. A sign writer from Murtoa, Victoria prior to enlistment, Pte McMullin embarked with D Company from Melbourne on HMAT Ascanius on 27 May 1916. On 29 May 1917 he was killed in action and was buried in the Strand Military Cemetery, Ploegsteer Wood, Belgium. 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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