Paper negative wallet from Kodak Australasia Ltd. When acquired by Museum Victoria it contained negatives from a series of photographs taken during World War I 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.

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View of a Mahommedan mosque in Baghdad, with street scene

Physical Description

Paper negative wallet from Kodak [Australasia Ltd.], featuring a brown and white image of a woman draped in white clothing, holding a box browny camera, and two inside pockets. There is a handwritten number on the front of the wallet, in the top right hand corner "11/34"

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