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User Image shane_trimby Posted: Feb 9, 2018 9:31 AM (UTC)
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User Image shane_trimby Posted: Feb 6, 2018 12:07 PM (UTC)
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Colourised by me, my two aunties and uncle outside the Sydney GPO in Martin Place in the 1940’s #colourised #colourist #oldb&w #b&w #blackandwhite #sydney #postoffice #family
User Image shane_trimby Posted: Jan 30, 2018 10:10 AM (UTC)

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User Image shane_trimby Posted: Jan 29, 2018 3:05 AM (UTC)

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Nothing else matters as mummy starling lands home... The metallic starling (Aplonis metallica), also known as the shining starling, is a bird in the starling family native to the Moluccas, New Guinea, Queensland and the Solomon Islands. #metalic #metallica #metalicstarling #starlings #redlynch #queensland #tnq #tropicalnorthqueensland #birdwatching #birds #australianbirds
User Image shane_trimby Posted: Jan 26, 2018 8:32 PM (UTC)

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This is Robert George Garner. I thought for Australia Day I would share photo I colourised. I don't think I have ever seen a colourised photo of an Aboriginal Digger from WWI. Lest We Forget. I celebrate Australia Day for everything Australian including what my indigenous brothers and sisters have done and will do for this wonderful country that we live.

Robert George Garner. He appeared on various nominal rolls which showed that he had served with the 17th Battalion Australian Imperial Force (AIF) and had departed for war in June 1916. After making the crossing to England he spent some time at a Depot before being posted to the 17th AIF in France in November 1916. At this time they were on the Somme front at the start of what would be the coldest winter of the war. He was crimed for drunkenness in December and in January 1917 was admitted to hospital with sickness, an all too common occurrence in the AIF at that time as they suffered more casualties from the elements than the enemy. He rejoined his battalion in February and in April the 17th were involved in the early actions against the Hindenburg Line. On 15th April 1917 the Germans launched a massive counter attack against the 17th AIF at Lagnicourt and while the line held, there were heavy casualties and many Diggers became prisoners of war. One of them was Garner who was reported missing and then confirmed as being a prisoner of war. He had been wounded in the legs and spent the remainder of the war as a POW – which is when this image was taken. He was repatriated from Germany in November 1918 and returned to Australia in 1919. Little is known about his life post-war. #australiaday #australiaday2018 #onenation #firstnation #allnations #anzac #anzacday #indigenous #indigenousdiggers #diggers #worldwarone #ww1 #france #lagnicourt #pow #westernfront #soldier #colorised #100years #100yearoldphotos #oldphotos #australia #aboriginalsoldiers #greatwar #1916