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Photo, Ceremony at the Shrine

From the Collection of Melbourne Legacy 293 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria

Description
Black and white photo a boy wearing his fathers medals at an Anzac Commemoration Ceremony for students at the Shrine in 1945.
Size
160 x 120 mm
Object Registration
01194
Keywords
anzac commemoration for students, wreath laying ceremony
Historical information
A Legacy ceremony at the Shrine of Remembrance. One of the annual "Anzac Commemoration Ceremony for Students" events, usually held just prior to ANZAC Day. The ceremony provides a valuable opportunity for students to gain an appreciation of the Anzac spirit, the significance of the Shrine and the meaning of Anzac Day.
This is a close up photo of the son of soldier wearing his fathers medals, at the service in 1945 (see also 01193). It happens to be the son of Lieunt, Ingram, a VC medal recipient.
When Made
1945
Significance
A record of a ceremony for school students at the Shrine.
Inscriptions & Markings
Photo is stamped with purple copyright stamp of The Argus with identifying number, U-1673 in pencil. Also 'Anzac Eve 24th April 1945' and 'Ingram VC's son' in pencil. There are marks for cropping and dimensions for reprinting in a newsletter.
A paper label says: ' 18. The son of Lieut. G.M. Ingram, Victoria Cross, wears his father's decoration awarded in France in 1918. 1/2 page' in blue pen.
Was in an envelope with other photos and programmes from different School Student ceremonies. Labelled S15 in red pen it was part of an old archive numbering system, that showed there has been efforts in the past to collect, order and save items of Legacy's history.
Last updated
3 May 2019 at 12:01PM