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Magnet Galleries Melbourne Inc Melbourne, Victoria

Magnet is a registered charity and not-for-profit incorporated association. Our aim is to provide a supportive environment for people interested in photography. We provide education, exhibitions, activities and support. Our main interest is archiving and storing photographic collections.

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2/640 Bourke Street Melbourne Victoria 3000 (map)
phone
+61 (03) 8589 0371

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Opening Hours

TUESDAY to FRIDAY - 11am to 5pm SATURDAY and SUNDAY - 11am to 4pm

Location

2/640 Bourke Street 3000 Melbourne Victoria

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whistle - les chandler_img_0005.tif

Magnet Galleries Melbourne Inc, Melbourne

whistle

Historical information

Les Chandler. Stretcher bearer on the Western Front. Photo by Les Chandler

soldier posing - les chandler_a00022.tif

Magnet Galleries Melbourne Inc, Melbourne

Historical information

Les Chandler was an avid bird watcher and naturalist who taught himself every aspect of photography so he could capture his obsession.

pilot in plane

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soldiers resting / in camp - red cliffs00143.tif

Magnet Galleries Melbourne Inc, Melbourne

Historical information

Officers of the 8th Australian Imperial Force. Officers resting, while on manoeuvres, among them William T. Yates of Camperdown. Yates survived Gallipoli, went to France where he won a Distinguished Conduct Medal at Bullecourt and survived a bullet wound to the head in 1917. In 1919 he went to America to study agriculture prior to becoming a soldier settler in the Sunraysia region. The rush for water the heat of the desert among parched troops on manoeuvres.

Inscriptions & Markings

"Officers 'C' Coy (company) 8th A.I.F resting at Ismailia, Suez Canal" Lieut (Lieutenant) Ebeling, Barrett, Yates, Feb 1915 Lieut Couve 8th A.I.F, Mena Camp, Cairo Egypt Jan 1915 On manoeuvres, Mena, Cairo, Egypt. W.T.S dealing out to men who are rushing the water cart, Jan 1915

soldiers waiting for dinner - dargo-071.tif

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Black and white print of soldiers waiting for the dinner.

Historical information

Men (mostly mechanics) of the Australian flying corps line up for dinner, Northern France or Belgium. Circa 1918

Inscriptions & Markings

At the bottom of the photograph the caption says "waiting for dinner"

training camp seymour - les chandler_a00059.tif

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photo

Historical information

At training camp in Seymour.

camp in hills

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suez canal, cairo, sir george reid reviewing troops - red cliffs00159.tif

Magnet Galleries Melbourne Inc, Melbourne

Inscriptions & Markings

suez canal at ismailia feb 1915 inspection of sir george reid mena camp cairo egypt ... a.i.f. jan 1915 cairo from the citadel jan 1915 sir george reid after viewing the 2nd ... brigade at mena camp ( ... in front of car) jan 1915

Troops at mena camp etc - red cliffs00160.tif

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soldiers posing in trench

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german prisoners / gun battery in malta - red cliffs00184.tif

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three photos on a page from an album

procession in front of troops - mountjoy005.tif

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photo

Historical information

Stan Mountjoy. Veterinarian for the 8th. Light Horse Regiment. Photo by Stan Mountjoy

map showing trenches &c - red cliffs00168.tif

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map

Brass band - mountjoy023.tif

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medic with donkey - robertson thomas154.tif

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photo

agricultural area near cairo / boxing on ship - red cliffs00141.tif

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Two photographs on a page from an album

Inscriptions & Markings

Agricultural area near Cairo taken from the train feb 1915 Boxing competition on board T.S. Banalla Nov 1915

washing in camp - les chandler_a00002.tif

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Historical information

Washing. Seymour training camp.

soldiers in field of wild flowers

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soldiers in landscape view - red cliffs military00013.tif

Magnet Galleries Melbourne Inc, Melbourne

photo

posed pictures of soldier with women / soldiers - robertson thomas117.tif

Magnet Galleries Melbourne Inc, Melbourne

Two photos on page from an album

soldiers posing in camp

Magnet Galleries Melbourne Inc, Melbourne

Photograph

war memorial

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photograph

child mascot of afc - dargo-008.tif

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Black and white print of a young Henri Heremene.

Historical information

A rare portrait of Henri Heremene. A french orphan, probably stunted by malnutrition, he was unofficially adopted by the Number 4 squadron, Australian flying corps when he wandered into their Christmas dinner at an airfield near cologne, Germany in 1918. Nickname "Digger," Henri came under the care of Private Timothy Tovell. With a tailored AIF uniform made for him, he was smuggled to Australia in1919, where he was adopted by the Tovell family. He remained traumatised by the war and died in 1928 from injuries received in a motorcycle accident in Melbourne.

Inscriptions & Markings

At the top of the photography it says "Aust flying corps (mascot)"

major on horse - mountjoy033.tif

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Photograph

mildura settlers club honour roll - redcliffs_dsf6155.tif

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plaque

ambulance in camp - les chandler_a00218.tif

Magnet Galleries Melbourne Inc, Melbourne

photo

Historical information

Les Chandler. Training at Seymour Army Camp.

veiw of gallipoli - red cliffs00209.tif

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photo

sierra leone scenes

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Soldiers resting in half dug trench

Magnet Galleries Melbourne Inc, Melbourne

Photograph

Kaiser photograph WW1. - alban pearce-27.tif

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Black & White photographic print.

Historical information

Kaiser inspecting the troops on the Somme 1917. The film that this print is from, was confiscated from a prisoner of war.

Significance

Rare photograph of The Kaiser inspecting troops at the Somme. Of historical significance.

Inscriptions & Markings

On reverse is written: Ñ'oublions jamais! ( "Never Forget") Somme 1917