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108 Lord Kitchener In Adelaide...
...Greeting The S. Australian Officers Who Went To S. Africa (Boer War), 1910. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, captioned and dated "Jan. 1910" in ink with photographer's blind stamp on backing below image, list of depicted dignitaries and officers in ink on original frame backing verso, 15.4 x 20.3cm. Slight foxing and silvering, minor chips to edges, laid down on original backing. Original frame.
Blind stamp reads "H. Krischock, Gresham St, Adelaide." List includes "Lieut. Cilaloh, Lieut. Peckman, Capt. Blair, Capt. Shapelton OSO, Major Watson, Lord Kitchener, L.C. Ramsay, Col. Powell CB, Gen. Hoad, [Governor of S.A.] Bosanquet, Capt. Ryder, Col. Kirkpatrick, Col. Pattinson."

109 George Rose Australian 1861-1942
Great Suffragette Demonstration In London [Australian Section], 1911. Pair of vintage silver gelatin photographs, stereo card format, each with a serial number "11,950" or "11,951", title with caption, photographer's name and date in negative lower left to right, photographer's line on backing both sides of image, 8.5 x 15.2cm (approx. each). Minor scuffs and stains, slight surface loss to edges, laid down on original backing.
Captions read "The Empire Car (different Colonies) passing through Trafalgar Square" and "Mrs Fisher, Mrs McGowen and Miss Vida Goldstein from Australia." Photographer's line reads "The Rose
Stereographs. Melbourne, Sydney, Wellington & London." Image shows Margaret Fisher (wife of Australian Prime Minister), Emily McGowen (wife of NSW Premier), Lady Cockburn (wife of South
Australian Premier), Lady Stout (wife of former New Zealand Prime Minister) and Vida Goldstein (Australian suffragette and politician, who was the first woman in the British Empire to stand for election to a national parliament). Ref: National Archives of Australia; Wiki.
The pair $1,850

110 May Moore NZ/Aust. 1881-1931
Mina Moore NZ/Aust. 1882-1957
Edward Dyson, 1913. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, annotations in two different contemporary hands including photographers' names and date in ink on backing verso, 20.5 x 15.5cm. Silvering, slight scuffs and minor surface loss to edges.
Annotations read "Photo by May and Mina Moore. [Sitter] Edward Dyson, author of A Golden Shanty. Taken September 1913." Held in NLA. Edward George Dyson (1865-1931) was an Australian
journalist, poet, playwright and short story writer. He was the elder brother of illustrators Will Dyson and Ambrose Dyson.

111 C.M. Nixon Australian 1870-1934
Fremantle Interstate Shipping Co. Cricket Match, 1913. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, photographer's line in label on backing below image, titled and dated "March 1913" in ink on backing verso, 13.9 x 20.3cm. Minor scuffs, laid down on original presentation backing.
Label reads "Northam & C.M. Nixon, Free mantle [sic]." The third generation in a family of photographers, Charles Millington Nixon practiced as a photographic artist and landscape photographer. He was based at Kapunda in South Australia's Barossa Valley, before moving to Fremantle in Western Australia around 1894. Late in the nineteenth century, he and colleague Henry Merilees published a book of photographs titled 100 Glimpses of Western Australia. Ref: DAAO.

112 Australian Sculling
(1) William Beach, Champion Sculler
Silver gelatin photo graph of original lithograph, inscribed, autographed and dated "15/10/20" by William Beach in ink on image upper right, 25.5 x 35.9cm. Soiling, slight silvering, dents and creases to edges, laid down on old backing.
Inscription on photograph reads "To Mr Jack Bowan from W. Beach with best of good wishes." This image is a photograph of a lithograph by William Mecham, titled William Beach, Champion Sculler of the World, which is based on a photograph taken of Beach when he defeated Edward Hanlan of Canada on the Parramatta River in 1885. William "Bill" Beach (1850-1935) was a professional Australian sculler and was the World Sculling Champion from 1884 to 1887. Ref: Guerin-Foster, History of Australian Rowing.

(2) Henley-On-Lane Cove Report And Balance Sheet...
...[Fourth And Fifth Annual Sailing And Rowing Carnivals] 1913-1914
Pair of letterpress pamphlets, 20.8 x 13.4cm (approx. each). Foxing, tears, creases, old folds.
The group $1,250

113 [Women Sewing For The War Effort, WWI] c1914
Vintage silver gelatin photograph, 10.9 x 15.4cm. Minor foxing, soiling and chips to edges of image, laid down on original backing.
t's our flag poster appears in the background. Ref: SLNSW. Throughout WWI, in Australia, "an estimated 10,000 patriotic clubs, societies and sewing circles sprang up to knit socks, vests, mufflers and mittens, pack parcels of cakes, magazines, medical and recreational equipment, kitchen appliances and tobacco and write encouraging letters to men they had never met. It amounted
'to a completely new sector of the economy' and was arguably central to the war effort." Ref: International Encyclopedia of the First World War.

114 Fern Confectionery Palace, High St, Northcote Victoria c1914
Pair of vintage silver gelatin photographs, one in postcard format, each annotated in pencil verso, 8 x 12.8cm, 14.1 x 20.2cm. One with creases, cracking, indentations, minor silvering, laid down on original backing.
Annotations include "Shop and Alma, 222 High St, Northcote" and "Built 1914, lived there 12 years." Notices in the Preston Leader, 14 Nov. 1914, include "Mrs West, proprietress of the newly-opened up-to-date Fern Confectionery Palace, High St, Northcote (next to theatre) begs to notify that same is being run solely by herself, and that no other person or persons have any connection with the business what so ever."
The pair $880

115 "Farewell Guest Night" Menu.
...3rd Battalion, 1st Infantry Brigade, Australian Imperial Force, 1914. Letterpress menu card, handwritten label affixed to inside cover and autographs of the 3rd Battalion in ink and pencil throughout, 16.5 x 11.3cm (folded). Slight foxing, stains, repaired old fold.

Label includes "This menu was the property of Lieut. J.E. Barlow (See "E" Coy). It was given to me by his sister, Miss K. Barlow on 27/5/65..." Cover includes "Kensington. 23rd Sept., 1914."

116 Sydney Ure Smith Australian 1887-1949
Old Government Stores, Circular Quay, Sydney, 1914. Pencil and watercolour, signed, dated and titled lower left to right, 18.2 x 22.2cm. Framed.

117 Henry Lawson
(1) [Portrait Of Henry Lawson]
Vintage silver gelatin photograph, oval format, photographer's line printed on backing below image, 5.2 x 3.8cm. Minor silvering. Laid down on original presentation backing.
Photographer's line reads "W. Johnson, Bank Chambers, Pitt and Market Sts, Sydney."

(2) "Black Bonnet" [Poem] c1916
Draft manuscript, handwritten in ink, 32.3 x 20.4cm. Slight foxing, soiling, re paired tears, creases, old folds, laid down on acid-free tissue. Framed.
This poem, about Lawson's grandmother, was first published in the magazine The Lone Hand, 1st Sept. 1916. Accompanying the poem is a letter from the Mitchell Library, dated 1973, thanking the owner for granting permission to copy this manuscript to include in their collection of Henry Lawson holdings. Ref: Austlit.
The pair $9,900

118 NSW Police Officers, Group Portrait Sydney c1915
Vintage silver gelatin photograph, annotated in ink on image lower centre and verso, 20.6 x 15.1cm. Slight stains, scuffs.
Annotations include "George McLennan, Sydney Police Force, died 1932. Father of Jessie, Ross and Heather." George McLennan (1865-1932) resigned from the police force in 1925.

119 Australia Day Adelaide 1915
Vintage silver gelatin photograph, titled and dated "July 30th 1915" in ink on backing below image, 15.3 x 20.8cm. Silvering, soiling and scuffs, chips to edges, laid down on original backing.
Shows a group of people in fancy dress on a float. Signs on banner and side of wagon include "From the Kings" and "Hugh Morrell & Co...Case Makers." Australia Day was celebrated on the 30th of July in 1915 for the purpose of encouraging local communities to organise entertainment and events to raise funds for Australian troops. The current Australia Day, held on 26th of January, did not gain national acceptance until 1935. Ref: AWM;

120 Fierce Fighting At Gallipoli, "The West Australian" [WWI] c1915
Letterpress newspaper headline poster, 61 x 45.7cm. Repaired tears, creases, missing portions, slight soiling to edges. Linen-backed.

121 Walter Ernest Dexter Brit./Aust. 1873-1950
Anzac Cove Gallipoli, Turkey [Looking North To New Zealand Point], 1915/1925. Hand-coloured silver gelatin photograph, signed "Colarts [Studio, Sydney]" in ink on image lower right, 72.5 x 99cm. Original oak frame.
Rare large format. Colarts Studios acquired the negative of this image taken by Padre Walter E. Dexter, and subsequently included it in their touring exhibition around Australia during the 1920s. Held in AWM.

122 David Low NZ/Aust./Brit. 1892-1963
[Lesson About Drought], 1917. Pen and ink, signed lower right, captioned below image, stamped "published 5.7.17" verso, 24.2 x 25.8cm. Soiling and crinkles overall, surface loss and paper remnants to edges.
Caption reads "Teacher (after explanation): 'Now, can any of you describe the meaning of the word drought?' Johnny: 'Pleassir, it's when the sheep have to eat without grass and drink.'"

123 A Souvenir Of The Great World War...
...And The Glorious Part Played By Australia And New Zealand, c1919. Colour lithograph, printed on cotton, captioned in image, 47 x 63.5cm (fabric). Foxing and stains. Framed.
Caption continues "The landing of our gallant sons of empire on the Gallipoli Peninsula. 'The Scrap Heap': a view of the Emden after the fight with the Sydney off the Cocos Keeling Islands."

124 The Triumph Of Liberty And Justice [WWI] 1919
Cotton crochet doily with verse, 49.5 x 55.2cm. Minor stains to edges. Framed.
Verse reads "After years of strife / the triumph of liberty and justice / Peace 1919 / Float our bunting on the breeze / Australia's flag of pride / for which her many valiant sons / so nobly fought and died / fighting in a cause that's right / to show our foes Australia's might." The design includes a peace dove, kangaroo, emu, and wattle flowers.

125 After David Barker Australian 1888-1946
"Australia In Palestine", c1919. Colour lithograph, signed in image upper left, 49.2 x 31.2cm. Repaired old folds. Linen-backed.
Text includes "the official book of the AIF in Egypt and Palestine." Rare publicity poster for the book by Henry Gullett.

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