View of Victorian Infantry Unit, parading at the parade ground of Victoria Barracks, St Kilda Road, South Melbourne, 28 October 1899. The unit embarked on the SS Medic the same day, to fight in the Boer War.

Photograph by Thomas Beckett. Part of a collection of glass plate negatives taken by Dr Thomas George Beckett, doctor, pioneering radiologist and amateur photographer between 1891 and 1910. The collection is primarily of Beckett's family, friends, homes, and towns and suburbs where Beckett and his family lived, including Charlton in central Victoria and Northcote & South Yarra, suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria.

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Looking down on the parade ground at Victoria Barracks. A crowd is watching soldiers who are standing in line but at ease. Their rifles are stacked and they appear to be watching something at the upper right of the photograph. White 's carriage company is.

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