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Photographic postcard of the post office and customs house at Halifax, Nova Scotia

Date: 1920s
Overall: 89 x 68 mm
Medium: Silver gelatin print
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Margaret Kiley-Balas
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: ANMS0823[003]
Related Place:Halifax,

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    This photographic postcard depicts the post office and customs house at Halifax in Nova Scotia, Canada. John Berchmans Kiley collected postcards and photographs from his global travels while serving in the Royal Australian Navy.
    SignificanceThis photographic postcard from Canada provides clear visual evidence of the places visited by Australian naval personnel in the 1920s.
    HistoryJohn Berchmans Kiley was born on 29 January 1910 and joined the Royal Australian Navy in 1925. He began his naval service on HMAS TINGIRA, a ship for boy sailors moored at Rose Bay in Sydney, where he trained for 15 months. He went on to join HMAS SYDNEY and travelled to England, returning home on HMAS AUSTRALIA. Kiley also served on HMAS MELBOURNE, and undertook four years of training at HMAS CERBERUS studying a range of gunnery courses. Kiley reached the rank of Leading Seaman, and to his great disappointment was invalidated out of the navy around 1930 due to respiratory illness.

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