Item 05: Pockley family photographs, ca. 1866-1918
MLMSS 1092 / Item 5
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Dr Brian Colden Antill Pockley, one of the first Australian casualties in the War in New Guinea, September 1914.
Don’t know why, but I love this image ... Life goes on despite the weary body language of both the Aussie soldier and the European woman. Both seem sick and tired of their situations; but the eye contact still seems to be intense in the middle of all that mayhem. See pic.