Monday, April 7, 2014

Christmas tins at Mena Camp, 1915







Driver Robert Allan Bunning (right) enjoys 7th Inf Bn Christmas Dinner
25 Dec 1914 at Mena Camp.  The photographer was Harry Barker.
Australian War Memorial collection. http://cas.awm.gov.au/item/J05573

Nearly 100 years ago, local digger, Robert Bunning of Moonee Ponds sat down to Christmas dinner with a tin of goodies to enjoy.  Now Driver Bunning is on the front of a tin of goodies himself.  Perhaps the biggest treat back then was a bath, a shave, and a clean set of clothes. It would have been a very mixed celebration in 1915.

Thank you Marilyn for the tip!

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