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.
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.