Franz Bordeaux

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First name: Franz

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Last name: Bordeaux

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F. Bordeaux, paymaster on the Emden, was transferred 30 Sep. 1914 to the collier Markomannia, which was sunk by H.M.S. Yarmouth, 12 Oct. 1914. He was taken to Penang and thence to a prison camp on St. John's Island, Singapore

Military parade, Macquarie Street, Sydney
A birthday treat(y) signals a short-lived period of world peace

Being an ardent pacifist I was delighted to discover that the Treaty of Versailles was signed on 28 June – my birthday!  An examination of the souvenir programme, Victory Celebrations (Signing of Peace), revealed a route  that was to pass in front of the original Mitchell Library.  Further searching of the Library’s collections revealed this magnificent photo of the event.
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