Metadata for RCSPC-Y3086Q (RCS Y3086Q)

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Identifier: RCSPC-Y3086Q
Creator: Unknown
Title: New South Wales Contingent for South Africa, 1899
Description: A loose black and white print showing embarked troops waving to crowds on the dockside. A handwritten note on the back of the print states: 'Departure of 'A' Battery, RAA, S.S. 'Warregal' (for Boer War) left Port Jackson 30 Dec 1899'. The outbreak of the war on 11th October 1899 produced enthusiastic volunteering throughout the Australian Colonies. A meeting in Melbourne in September 1899, had determined upon sending a joint contingent to number 2500 men in the event of war. Over half this number did eventually see service in South Africa, and what had been originally regarded in the War Office as a touching token of loyalty from the Colonies, was transformed into outright admiration of the Australian troops. Lord Roberts later stated: 'All the Colonials did extremely well. They were very intelligent, and they had, what I want our men to have, more individuality'.
Date created from: 1899
Date created to: 1899
Coverage spatial: Jackson, Port (Oceania, Australia, New South Wales, Sydney)
Source: RCS Y3086Q
Is part of: RCS Photograph Collection, Y3086Q.
DCMIType: Image
Medium: image/jpeg
Extent: 99KB
Dimension X: 605
Dimension Y: 464
Dimension units: Pixels
Resolution: 72 dpi
Bit depth: 24 bit
Colour space: Adobe RGB 1998
Compression type: JPEG
Compression ratio: Quality 9
Camera body: Mamiya RB
Camera back: Leaf Valeo 11 Digital
Lighting: 1000w Bowens Flash Heads
Lens: Mamiya 50mm f/4.5 Wide Angle Lens
ISO: 25
Aperture: F/16
ShutterSpeed: 1/125
Digitised by: SM. Photography Department. Cambridge University Library.
Publisher: Royal Commonwealth Society Library. Cambridge University Library. University of Cambridge.
Rights: Copyright Cambridge University Library.
Date Digitised: 2003-12-18