Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DASEY1700
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
Maker Darge Photographic Company
Place made Australia: Victoria, Seymour
Date made c 31 August 1915
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 804 Private (Pte) William Vigar Aggett. A miner from Ararat, Vic prior to his enlistment on 19 July 1915, Pte Aggett became ill shortly after the completion of his training and was admitted to Ararat Hospital where, on 9 December 1915, aged 19, he died of cerebro spinal meningitis and was buried in the Ararat General Cemetery. 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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