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.
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.