Item #CL174-101 Song Of HMAS “Sydney” [Verse]. Ethel Campbell, South African.
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Song Of HMAS “Sydney” [Verse]

c1917. Letterpress leaflet, text includes title and author’s initials “E.M.C.” and “Durban”, 18.4 x 24.9cm. Old folds with a small missing portion, discolouration and crinkles.

The song makes reference to Sydney’s 1914 battle with the German cruiser SMS Emden and its commanding officer Karl von Muller. This was one of the early important sea battles of the war involving Australia. South African author Ethel Campbell, a socialite, devoted herself to the welfare of Australian and New Zealand soldiers who passed through Durban on troopships during WWI. She was awarded an MBE in recognition of her war work. Ref: Held NLA collection. (See item 99).

Item #CL174-101

Price (AUD): $880.00  other currencies

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