The following two photos were in my grandfather, Allan Scott's, photo album. My grandmother had written "Not sure of these. In with Middle East Snaps".
The hat of the standing soldier indicated that it was an Australian soldier. The palm trees could indicate that it was taken overseas? But no, there is a Gum tree on the left of the memorial so the photo was likely taken in Australia.
Firstly I tried a Google Image Search without any luck. To search images, go to www.images.google.com and download the image that you want to search.
|A google image search located many monuments but not the one I was searching for.|
Then, I tried to zoom in on the writing on the monument to determine if any details were visible;
|No luck in identifying any writing on the top portion of the monument.|
|Can you read any words?|
I thought that I could read a few words
This Foundation Stone
Royal (Guessed Highnesses)
.......Duchess Cornwall [something] York
A further Google search of Foundation Stone Duchess Cornwall York soon revealed that the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York visited Australia in May 1901 to open the first Commonwealth Parliament of Australia and Edmund Barton was sworn in as the first Prime Minister of Australia.
The Duke of Cornwall and York was later known as King George V.
|Federation Celebrations May 1901|
This then led to a further Google Search;
|I found it!!!!|
|Kings Park Perth, Western Ausralia|
Boer War Memorial
"The plaque lists all those men from the West Australian contingent who died in service in South Africa"
I know that my Grandfather visited Western Australia on his return from World War II as he wrote about his home coming, which I have written about here.
Therefore, as my Grandmother did not know the details of the photos and as they were with my Grandfather's World War II photos of Egypt, I would hypothesise that my Grandfather took the photos on his return to Australia in March or April 1943.
Mystery solved thanks to Google!
|This post was prompted by Sepia Saturday.|
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