Informal portrait of Sister Hutt, of the Australian Nursing Service, holding a fan, and stoker P ...

Place Europe: Italy, Genoa
Accession Number EN0413
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
Maker Unknown
Place made Italy: Genoa
Date made September 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Informal portrait of Sister Hutt, of the Australian Nursing Service, holding a fan, and stoker P O Leader on board HMAS Huon. Hanging behind them is a white ensign, one of the silk flags that were presented to the ship. The destroyer was undergoing repairs after a collision with HMAS Yarra on 8 August. While in Genoa the crew was ravaged by an influenza epidemic; five men died.

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