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Crowd at Broadmeadow Station, possibly in May 1916.

It has been suggested that the crowd is farewelling either the 35th or 36th Battalion from Broadmeadow Station, Newcastle, NSW in May 1916.

The Trove references to the above events are:
“GOD-SPEED THE 35TH.” Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate (NSW : 1876 – 1954) 1 May 1916: 5. Web. 21 May 2015.
and
“GOOD-BYE, 36TH.” Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate (NSW : 1876 – 1954) 13 May 1916: 5. Web. 21 May 2015.

This image was scanned from a 35mm slide taken by the late Dr John Turner (1933 – 1998), local historian and lecturer.

If you can identify the event in the photo, please contact us by emailing archives@newcastle.edu.au

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