Tourist book of Cairo - 24 postcards

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Object Detail

Booklet containing twenty-four photographic postcards of Cairo, with perforations for detachment.
CH classification PHOTOGRAPHS Albums
CH classification DOCUMENTS Postcards
CH classification MILITARY Army
L150 W90mm H10mm
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Paper Base (Photographs)
Ink (Art Work Surfaces)
History and use
This book of Cairo postcards was one of several items collected by Lighthorseman George Sullivan during World War 1. Like many servicemen and women, 18-year-old Sullivan, of Charleville, western Queensland, collected curios while he was overseas. After being fatally wounded during the Battle of Romani in 1916, those in his possession were returned to his widowed mother with an inventory.

For the next decade, Mrs Sullivan corresponded with the War Office, sorting out her son’s affairs. The family kept his curios and correspondence for many years, finally donating it to the Queensland Museum in 1983. Medallions, photographs and grave information from the military and government often provided all the information families ever had about the deaths of family members.
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