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The homing Aussie - A souvenir of the voyage of TSS EURIPIDES Sept - Oct 1919

Date: 1919
Dimensions:
Overall: 250 x 194 mm, 0.08 kg
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Magazine
Object No: 00019542
Place Manufactured:Durban

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    Description
    A souvenir magazine produced by Australian troops returning from WWI on the troopship EURIPIDES, September - October 1919.
    SignificanceThe HMAT A14 EURIPIDES was one of the largest ships to be outfitted as a troopship by Australia in WWI.
    HistoryThe HMAT A14 EURIPIDES was one of the largest ships to be outfitted as a troopship by Australia in WWI. It was part of the first contingent of ships departing in 1914. When completed on 18 September she had berths for 136 officers and 2204 other ranks, and stalls for 20 horses. In all, EURIPIDES carried out another nine voyages from Australian ports, in total carrying safely more than 13,000 officers, men and nurses to the battlefields of the Middle East and Europe. [www.navy.gov.au].

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