Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DA09341
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
Maker Darge Photographic Company
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Broadmeadows
Date made c May 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


A W Herron [Studio notebook name]. Studio portrait probably of 5099 Driver (Dvr) Alfred William Herrin, 9th Reinforcements, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, of Carlton, Victoria. Dvr Heron enlisted on 17 May 1915 and embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Ballarat (A70) on 9 September 1915. He returned to Australia on 28 March 1919.
This is one of a series of photographs taken by the Darge Photographic Company which had a permit 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.