Black and white negative, dating from World War I, depicting a group portrait of Turkish women and children.
The photograph was probably taken by someone serving in World War I, although its specific provenance is unknown.
Part of a collection of World War I photographs associated with the service of Lionel Knox Trezise (service no. 14340), father of the donor John Trezise. Lionel was a 'reliving postmaster and telegraphist' when he enlisted on 22 March 1916. He was placed in the 1st Australian Wireless Signal Squadron as a sapper, serving with the Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force. During his service he apparently took photographs in India, Sri Lanka and Mesopotamia (Iraq and neighbouring regions). After returning to Australia in 1919 he married and became a public servant. He died in 1972. Lionel's brother John Gordon (Jack) Trezise also served in World War I (service no. 5105). He enlisted on 2 March 1916 while a 26-year-old shop assistant in Broken Hill, and was killed in action in France on 1 June 1918.
Description of Content
Group portrait comprising four women - wearing long print dresses, platted hair and/or headscarf - standing in a row behind four boys, who are seated. A hand-held gas lamp can be seen in the background.
Black and white negative.
Donation & Subsequent Transfer from Victorian Branch, Returned & Services League of Australia Limited (RSL), Mr John Trezise, 10/1984
Negative, 5½ in. x 3½ in., Black & White
Type of item
8.8 cm (Length), 14.3 cm (Width)