Theatre of War
Vietnam
Forces
Australia
Theatre of War
Boer War
Forces
Australia
Comments
2nd Contingent Soldiers in Procession, High Street, Fremantle. Published in Australian Stereoscopic Views, WA Series, Photographed and published by Craig and Solin, Fremantle and Kalgoorlie
Inscriptions & Markings
Photographed and published by Craig and Solin, Fremantle and Kalgoorlie
Significance
Unique series of stereoscopic images showing both the 1st and 2nd West Australian Mounted Infantry Contingents to the Anglo Boer War. Images contain details of uniforms, accoutrements, camp life, civic honours and departure.
Historical Information
The 1st Contingent departed Fremantle on 7 November 1899 and returned on 29 December 1900. The 2nd Contingent departed 3 February 1900 and returned 8 December 1900. Due to the shortage of khaki material, the 1st Contingent uniforms wore their blue militia tunics, blue puttees and a dark blue puggaree on departure. An Anglo Boer War Service of Reconciliation is held annually on the first Sunday in June at the "Fallen Soldiers" (Boer War) Memorial in Kings Park attended by descendants and representative of all combatant nations. The date selected is the closest Sunday to the date of signing of the Treaty or Peace of Vereeniging (31 May 1902). The culmination of the service is the laying of the Emily Hobhouse wreath.
Keywords
anglo boer war, peace of vereenniging, emily hobhouse, 1st contingent wami, 2nd contingent wami
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Theatre of War
Boer War
Forces
Australia
Comments
WA Transvaal Contingent in Camp at Karrakatta. Published in Australian Stereoscopic Views, WA Series, Photographed and published by Craig and Solin, Fremantle and Kalgoorlie
Inscriptions & Markings
Photographed and published by Craig and Solin, Fremantle and Kalgoorlie
Size
L 7 inches X W 3.5 inches (L 177 mm X W 88 mm)
Significance
Unique series of stereoscopic images showing both the 1st and 2nd West Australian Mounted Infantry Contingents to the Anglo Boer War. Images contain details of uniforms, accoutrements, camp life, civic honours and departure.
When Made
1900
Historical Information
The 1st Contingent departed Fremantle on 7 November 1899 and returned on 29 December 1900. The 2nd Contingent departed 3 February 1900 and returned 8 December 1900. Due to the shortage of khaki material, the 1st Contingent uniforms wore their blue militia tunics, blue puttees and a dark blue puggaree on departure. An Anglo Boer War Service of Reconciliation is held annually on the first Sunday in June at the "Fallen Soldiers" (Boer War) Memorial in Kings Park attended by descendants and representative of all combatant nations. The date selected is the closest Sunday to the date of signing of the Treaty or Peace of Vereeniging (31 May 1902). The culmination of the service is the laying of the Emily Hobhouse wreath.
Keywords
stereoscope, boer war, south africa, capetown
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Theatre of War
Boer War
Forces
Australia
Comments
Horse Lines Karrakatta Camp. Published in Australian Stereoscopic Views, WA Series, Photographed and published by Craig and Solin, Fremantle and Kalgoorlie
Inscriptions & Markings
Photographed and published by Craig and Solin, Fremantle and Kalgoorlie
Size
L 7 inches X W 3.5 inches (L 177 mm X W 88 mm)
Significance
Unique series of stereoscopic images showing both the 1st and 2nd West Australian Mounted Infantry Contingents to the Anglo Boer War. Images contain details of uniforms, accoutrements, camp life, civic honours and departure.
When Made
1900
Historical Information
The 1st Contingent departed Fremantle on 7 November 1899 and returned on 29 December 1900. The 2nd Contingent departed 3 February 1900 and returned 8 December 1900. Due to the shortage of khaki material, the 1st Contingent uniforms wore their blue militia tunics, blue puttees and a dark blue puggaree on departure. An Anglo Boer War Service of Reconciliation is held annually on the first Sunday in June at the "Fallen Soldiers" (Boer War) Memorial in Kings Park attended by descendants and representative of all combatant nations. The date selected is the closest Sunday to the date of signing of the Treaty or Peace of Vereeniging (31 May 1902). The culmination of the service is the laying of the Emily Hobhouse wreath.
Keywords
stereoscope, boer war, south africa, capetown
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Theatre of War
Boer War
Forces
Australia
Comments
Decorations in Nth Fremantle. Departure of 2nd WA Contingent. Published in Australian Stereoscopic Views, WA Series, Photographed and published by Craig and Solin, Fremantle and Kalgoorlie
Inscriptions & Markings
Photographed and published by Craig and Solin, Fremantle and Kalgoorlie
Size
L 7 inches X W 3.5 inches (L 177 mm X W 88 mm)
Significance
Unique series of stereoscopic images showing both the 1st and 2nd West Australian Mounted Infantry Contingents to the Anglo Boer War. Images contain details of uniforms, accoutrements, camp life, civic honours and departure.
When Made
1900
Historical Information
The 1st Contingent departed Fremantle on 7 November 1899 and returned on 29 December 1900. The 2nd Contingent departed 3 February 1900 and returned 8 December 1900. Due to the shortage of khaki material, the 1st Contingent uniforms wore their blue militia tunics, blue puttees and a dark blue puggaree on departure. An Anglo Boer War Service of Reconciliation is held annually on the first Sunday in June at the "Fallen Soldiers" (Boer War) Memorial in Kings Park attended by descendants and representative of all combatant nations. The date selected is the closest Sunday to the date of signing of the Treaty or Peace of Vereeniging (31 May 1902). The culmination of the service is the laying of the Emily Hobhouse wreath.
Keywords
stereoscope, boer war, south africa, capetown
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Theatre of War
n/a
Forces
Australia
Comments
Wall panel retrieved from Midland ammunition deport. Ammunition handling safety.
Historical Information
No documentation available.
Theatre of War
World War 2
Forces
Australia
Comments
Large format glass slide for theatre announcement. "All soldiers on leave will return immediately to their units by the quickest normal means"
Historical Information
Theatre notice produced by Whitfords Theatre Ads Perth for use during World War 2.
Theatre of War
World War 2
Forces
Australia
Comments
1:1 scale diorama showing Australian patrol advancing up the Kokoda Track in light fighting order circa August 1942.
Size
L 7 metres W 2 metres H 4 metres
When Made
2015
Historical Information
This diorama is the central feature in the World War 2 Gallery - South West Pacific area. Soldiers are shown still wearing khaki uniforms including shorts. Details include helmet, .303 SMLE rifles, small pack and fighting order. Japanese "Woodpecker" machine gun is show abandoned beside the track.
Keywords
kokoda
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Theatre of War
World War 2
Forces
Australia
Comments
Union flag with gold fringe. In the centre the Arabic numeral "16" on a red background within a circle inscribed "SIXTEENTH BATTALION", surmounted by the Crown.

Emblazoned on the colour are the following Second World War Battle Honours:-
NORTH AFICA 1941, SYRIAN FRONTIER, THE LITANI, SIDON, WADI ZEINI, DAMOUR, KOKODA TRAIL, BUNA-GONA, LIBERATION OF AUSTRALIAN NEW GUINEA, BORNEO
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Theatre of War
World War 1
Forces
Australia
Comments
Post card Sized photo of 3400 Sergeant John Alexander Spence DCM, MM, 52 Battalion AIF. Photo shows medal ribbons of Distinguished Conduct Medal (awarded June 1917) and Military Medal (awarded April 1918), 2 wound stripes, 5 service stripes, 52 Battalion AIF colour patch and soft style forage cap.
Keywords
spence, 52 battalion, aif, dcm, mm
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Theatre of War
World War 1
Forces
Australia
Comments
Camouflaged artillery. Australians with their guns and limbers camouflaged with foliage. Digital copy of photograph from a personal album of Lieutenant General JJT Hobbs.
Keywords
talbot hobbs, world war 1, aif, artillery
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