H.M.A.S. Parramatta and H.M.A.S. Encounter in Rabaul Harbour

Album of snapshots taken during the First World War, 1914-18, showing scenes in New Guinea, Fiji and during the engagement with the Emden, 1914-1918 / G. Norman Roskruge, Lieut.
a7241005
PXB 14
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Box 8 Item 17 – Hugh Venables Vernon miscellaneous papers, 1916-1919.
Handmade protection with steely look and stylish upper lip!

At first glance it is apparent that this garment would have been quite difficult to actually put on, due to the tight fit. Undoubtedly handcrafted by a loved one, it has been photographed in action by the  wearer, as intended. I particularly like the attention to detail on the moustache – possibly one of the few things that a man in his position had complete control over.

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