Group portrait outside a war service depot

Accession Number P04495.003
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia: Victoria, Warrnambool
Date made c June 1941
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


As part of the civilian war effort, activities such as salvaging scrap metal and other recyclable material were organised in many towns and cities. Robert Potter, a veteran of the First World War, assisted with one such group in Victoria. The men and boys stand outside a War Service Depot, clustered on a truck loaded with collected material. Identified are Robert Potter (standing right in suit); Peter Potter (on Robert's right); Bobby Potter (standing in front in overalls). Robert Potter also served as a Major in the 8th Battalion, Volunteer Defence Corps, during the Second World War.

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