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Can you help “Picture Coffs Harbour”? [Australian World War I “Battalion” 1916]

Our colleagues at Picture Coffs Harbour are seeking your assistance identifying this photograph.

Australian World War 1 "battalion" in England, 1916

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It was donated to Coffs Harbour Regional Museum some time ago. They think it is possibly an Australian Field Artillery Brigade from either the 1st or 5th Division Artillery, or the Reserve Artillery Brigade, based on research they have done. Can you help?

  • Who donated this picture to the museum?
  • Who is this group in the picture? Is it a picture of a particular battalion or regiment?
  • Can anyone identify anyone in the picture?

More about Picture Coffs Harbour

Picture Coffs Harbour is a joint project of Coffs Harbour City Library and Coffs Harbour Regional Museum, and aims to digitally preserve and improve access to historical pictures significant to the Coffs Harbour region. These pictures are drawn from the Library’s and, in particular, the Museum’s extensive collections.

Work commenced on the project in January 2008 and over a thousand records have been created to date, with team members still busy scanning and cataloguing the remainder of the photographic collections – totaling an estimated 40,000 historical photographs altogether.

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Can you date this photograph? [unidentified building]

Now here’s a challenge, an unidentified building with no date.

There’s not a whole lot to go on with this one. A large sandstone building on the foreshores of a waterway.

Can you date this photograph?

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Larger version on Flickr

We have many other undated photographs in Photo Investigator and on our Flickr account. If know the dates or any other interesting facts about these images please let us know.