Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Accession Number DA15940
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 11 July 1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Studio portrait of 6667 Private (Pte) Albert William Wensley, 5th Battalion. A labourer from Hamilton, Victoria prior to enlistment, Pte Wensley embarked with the 21st Reinforcements from Melbourne on HMAT Nestor on 2 October 1916. Later serving on the Western Front, he returned to Australia on 12 June 1919. This is one of a series of photographs taken by the Darge Photographic Company which had the concession 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.

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