Australian photographic postcard of a market scene with Islamic women wearing burkhas. One in a series of photographs from World War I taken in Egypt and Mesopotamia.

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

Post card of Islamic women wearing burkha's in a market. A building with a balcony, and a wall surrounding the grounds of the market are on the left hand side.

Physical Description

Sepia toned print, on a matt photographic paper. White border surrounds image. Found in a box also containing 7 wallets of negatives mostly 8x13cm.

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