Historical information

Seymour was selected as the site for a military training camp by General Kitchener during his 1909 visit to Australia to advise the government of defence needs. Space for light horse training and areas for artillery training were factors in the choice of location.

Physical description

Black and white photograph of nine soldiers and two civilians at training camp Seymour Victoria 1910. Photograph is professionally mounted on card. Civilians were probably recruits who had not received uniforms prior to entering camp.

Inscriptions & markings

manuscript: "Kitchener Camp Seymour 1910"; faint ink stamp: James Colquhoun / Photographer / Donald Street / Prahran"