Jacques Playoust

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First name: Jacques

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Last name: Playoust

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In the late 19th century wool buyers from the Flanders region of France emigrated with their families to Australia in order to buy wool for weaving in the great textile centres of northern France. Among them were the Playoust family who settled in Sydney. At the outbreak of war in 1914, members of this family returned to France to fight for their homeland

Ragtime sketches on board our transport / Vasco, 1917
Ragtime sketches captures mateship on route to the Front

Eighty days on the transport ship Suevic afforded caricaturist Louis Vasco plenty of time to observe. These Ragtime Sketches On Board Our Tranport capture the chaps uniquely, and their life at sea on route to England. Read more about Louis Vasco in Stories.

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