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The story behind the photograph Bunbury April 2016-2

of the 11th Battalion on the Great Pyramid of Egypt, January 1915

WHERE: Bunbury Museum & Heritage Centre, 1 Arthur St, Bunbury
        WHEN: Thursday 28th April . 10.00-11.30am 
        Presenter: Julie Martin (WAGS Cheops Project researcher)
        Admission:  Free 

Over one hundred years ago, a camera froze in time the images of 704 men of the Western Australian 11thBattalion as they arranged themselves over the Great Pyramid of Giza (Cheops). Over one third of these men now lie buried in foreign lands having made the ultimate sacrifice.  

The WA Genealogical Society’s project, to identify the men in this photo is producing amazing results. Thanks to modern technology, the stories of the men, why the photo was taken, how copies made their way back to Australia, the myths surrounding it and the quirky details it contains are now being revealed.

The photo contains many of the original sixty men from Bunbury and surrounding districts who were chosen from the hundreds who applied in August 1914. Some of their stories and their location in the Cheops photo will also disclosed during the presentation.

 

Bunbury April 2016-6

THE GHOST OF A MOMENT IN TIME

 

The story behind the photograph of the 11th Battalion

on the Great Pyramid of Egypt, January 1915

WHERE: Bunbury Museum & Heritage Centre, 1 Arthur St, Bunbury

        WHEN: Thursday 28th April . 10.00-11.30am 

        Presenter: Julie Martin (WAGS Cheops Project researcher)

        Admission:  Free 

 

Over one hundred years ago, a camera froze in time the images of 704 men of the Western Australian 11thBattalion as they arranged themselves over the Great Pyramid of Giza (Cheops). Over one third of these men now lie buried in foreign lands having made the ultimate sacrifice.  

 

The WA Genealogical Society’s project, to identify the men in this photo is producing amazing results. Thanks to modern technology, the stories of the men, why the photo was taken, how copies made their way back to Australia, the myths surrounding it and the quirky details it contains are now being revealed.

 

The photo contains many of the original sixty men from Bunbury and surrounding districts who were chosen from the hundreds who applied in August 1914. Some of their stories and their location in the Cheops photo will also disclosed during the presentation.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 April 2016 21:57

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