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Transports with first Australian and New Zealand Expeditionary Forces, lying in King George's Sound

Date: 1914
Dimensions:
Overall: 480 × 1248 × 370 mm, 4.6 kg
Medium: Silver gelatin print on paper, wooden frame
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: 00003687
Place Manufactured:Albany

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    Description
    The panoramic photograph shows the first Australian convoy of World War I with Australian and New Zealand troopships at anchor in King George Sound, Western Australia, 31 October 1914.
    SignificanceThis panoramic photograph captures a brief period of rest before the first convoy of ANZAC troops departed from Australia.
    HistoryWhen Britain formally declared war on Germany on 4 August 1914 Australia immediately declared its support and began organising men and resources to send to the European war front.

    After numerous delays due to the presence of German raiders in the Pacific and Indian Oceans, the first troop convoy of World War I left Australia on 1 November 1914.
    Additional Titles

    Primary title: First convoy at anchor in King Georges Sound

    Web title: Transports with first Australian and New Zealand Expeditionary Forces, lying in King George's Sound

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