A boxing match aboard the troopship HMAT Euripides (A14). The photograph was taken by Denver Wood ...

Unit Australian Imperial Force
Accession Number P08286.043
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film copy negative
Maker Wansey, Denver Wood
Place made At sea
Date made c 1914-1919
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

A boxing match aboard the troopship HMAT Euripides (A14). The photograph was taken by Denver Wood Wansey, who served as a merchant seaman on the Euripides from 13 October 1914 to 31 May 1923. During the war years, Wansey held the positions of 7th, 4th, and 3rd Engineer. He was an amateur photographer and created seven albums of photographs recording life at sea aboard the Euripides as well as the ship's many arrivals and departures. Wansey was able to develop negatives at sea using a propeller shaft as a makeshift darkroom.

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