Summary

Stereograph showing the Melbourne procession of 'the Victorian Contingent' of soldiers leaving for the Boer War, October 1899. It is likely that this is a stereograph of the First Victorian Contingent to the Boer War. Rose stereograph numbers 2144 - 2159 cover this event. This particular stereograph is 2146.

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This stereograph shows two stereoscopic images of the Victorian Contingent Procession- soldiers marching through a street crowded with on-lookers. This stereograph shows the Melbourne procession of 'the Victorian Contingent', most likely the First Victorian Contingent of soldiers leaving for the Boer War, October 1899. The street is crowded, and a girl is visible climbing up onto a corrugated iron shed in the foreground. This stereograph came from a collection of Melba Ryan's grandparents, Josephine and Martin Nowlan. A lot of them were bought around Federation as souvenirs. They were passed down to Melba's mother, Doris Holden, who passed them down to her.

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