Photograph, Wyndham War Memorial Unveiling 1924; Clayton; 11.11.1924; WY.1998.37...

Name/Title

Photograph, Wyndham War Memorial Unveiling 1924

About this object

This is a photograph of the crowd who attended the opening of the Wyndham cenotaph on Anzac Day 1924.

Note the two ladies sat in the chairs in the foreground of the photograph are Jane Genge and her daughter Ann. Jane lost two sons in the war, Ben who died on 26 September 1916 at the Battle of the Somme, and Guy, who was killed at the Third Battle of Ypres in October 1917. In acknowledgement of this loss, Jane was invited to unveil the memorial.

Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Wyndham

Maker

Clayton

Maker Role

Photographer

Date Made

11.11.1924

Inscription and Marks

Yellow sticker bottom right corner of mount: '55'.
Yellow sticker back of mount: '137'.
Handwritten in white on the back of mount: 'WY 98 37'.
Handwritten in pen on back: 'M McKay 450 Tay Street'

Have added new number to bottom right corner of mount: 'WY.1989.417.2'.

Measurements

h 200 mm x w 250 mm

Period

1920s

Object Type

photographs

Subject and Association Keywords

Events and Parades

Subject and Association Keywords

People and Families (including births, weddings, deaths)

Medium and Materials

processed material, organic, vegetal, paper, photographic paper
processed material, organic, vegetal, paper, card

Object number

WY.1998.37.1

Copyright Licence  

Public Domain Public Domain

The Project Ark Team 19 Jun 2020 05:07 AM,UTC

Oh wow! Thanks so much for sharing this with us Geoff. Family knowledge is so invaluable.

Geoff Genge 16 Jun 2020 09:23 AM,UTC

The two ladies sitting with backs to camera were Mrs Jane Genge and her daughter Ann. Jane lost two sons during the war and was asked to unveil the memorial.

16 Jun 2020 09:21 AM,UTC

The two ladies sitting in front were Mrs Jane Genge and her dau Ann. Jane lost two sons in the war so was asked to unveil the memorial.

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