Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DAOD0590
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 January 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Outdoor portrait of J Connor on horseback, probably 115 Corporal (Cpl) John Leslie Connor, a mining engineer from Coleraine, Victoria, prior to enlistment. Cpl Connor embarked from Melbourne with A Squadron, 8th Light Horse, aboard HMAT Star of Victoria on 25 February 1915. During his service Connor was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. He was killed in action on 7 August 1915 at Gallipoli. 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. The names are transcribed as they appear in the notebooks.