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The Thorburn sisters and their niece Elgin Macgregor with Robert Barnet 
in uniform in the garden at Meroogal, Nowra, March 1916 / Robert Barnet
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The Thorburn sisters and their niece Elgin Macgregor with Robert Barnet in uniform in the garden at Meroogal, Nowra, March 1916 / Robert Barnet
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[1916]
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1 photoprint : b & w ; 8.8 x 13.8 cm
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Robert James Macgregor Barnet enlisted in the AIF on 4 January 1916, giving his occupation as surveyor's assistant. After basic training he sailed for the front, disembarking at Marseilles in May 1916. He died of wounds accidentally recieved in the field in August 1916. He was buried in the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery near Poperinge in Belgium.
This photograph, presumably taken shortly before he embarked, shows him surrounded by his great aunts Georgie Thorburn (left), Tot Thorburn (on his left), Kate Thorburn (next to Tot) and Belle Thorburn (seated). The younger woman on the right is Robert's aunt Elgin Macgregor.
Robert Barnet himself took the photograph using a small folding Kodak camera mounted on a tripod and fitted with an extension cord shutter release.
Provenance:
Estate of June Wallace (1917-2010)
Published in:
Joy Hughes and Meredith Walker Meroogal, Nowra: a history and guide Sydney, Historic Houses Trust of NSW, 1988, p.25.
Source:
Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection ; June Wallace papers: JMW/22
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Picture
Record number:
41299