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Private Pinkerton, another soldier and friend with a koala

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ID Number: DA08446
Maker: Darge Photographic Company
Place made: Broadmeadows, Victoria, Australia.

Taken at Broadmeadows Army camp.

The photographer's register only lists Private Pinkerton so we do not know who either of the others are. The koala may be a mascot taken overseas when the soldiers embarked.

Rights Info: No known copyright restrictions.

This photograph is from the Australian War Memorial's collection www.awm.gov.au

Persistent URL: cas.awm.gov.au/photograph/DA08446

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  1. monsieurpotts 66 months ago | reply

    I wonder what they fed it, since koalas live off of eucalyptus leaves, which probably wouldn't be available in a war zone.

  2. ndnbrunei 66 months ago | reply

    I imagine that this photo was taken in Australia. Koalas are high maintenance animals if kept in captivity in Australia, let alone overseas!

  3. George 66 months ago | reply

    You can see over on the right there that this photo was taken in Broadmeadows, Melbourne, Australia.

  4. Australian War Memorial collection 65 months ago | reply

    A few koalas did make it overseas as mascots. I have often wondered about their food, but eucalyptus tres do exist outside Australia so perhaps they were of the right type. if they took eucalyptus leaves with them on the ship transporting them, they must have been pretty dry by the time they got over there.

  5. Tetley T 54 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Australian portrait, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  6. onefamousdog 50 months ago | reply

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  7. onefamousdog 50 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called a new world, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  8. onefamousdog 50 months ago | reply

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  9. Guarda Chuva [deleted] 42 months ago | reply

    she had a koala?!! o.O... nobody had a koala.

  10. Anna Regge (apenciladay) 3 months ago | reply

    I'd say brother and sister on the right...

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