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Stereographic Image

From the Collection of Australian Army Museum of Western Australia Artillery Barracks Burt Street Fremantle, Western Australia 6160 Western Australia

Description
Untitled [Issue of Harness at Karrakatta Camp]. Published in Australian Stereoscopic Views, WA Series, 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)
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Object Registration
AAMWA Craig and Solin Series wFile 012
Keywords
stereoscope, boer war, south africa, capetown
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.
When Made
1900
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.
Inscriptions & Markings
Photographed and published by Craig and Solin, Fremantle and Kalgoorlie
Last updated
23 Apr 2017 at 4:07AM