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ID number P04101.888
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative 35mm safety base
Photographer Parker, David Dare
Place made Iraq: Baghdad
Date made 18 May 2003
Credit line Acquired through Australian War Memorial official commission 2003


An Iraqi woman passes three Australian soldiers, probably from the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (2RAR), on piquet duty outside the former Australian Embassy residence. Watering the shrubs is the former Embassy gardener. During Operation Falconer, 2RAR formed part of the Australian Security Detachment (SECDET) responsible for providing protection to Australian Diplomats in Iraq. 2RAR operated in the Middle East as part of the Australian commitment to the coalition forces assembled to disarm Iraq.