|Object type||Black & white - Film copy negative|
Wansey, Denver Wood
|Place made||At sea|
|Date made||c 1914-1919|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Two soldiers restraining a kangaroo caught on the hop aboard the troopship HMAT Euripides (A14). ...
Two soldiers restraining a kangaroo caught on the hop 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.