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Auction: 208 - Lot number: 350 << Previous   Next >>

Category: NORTHERN TERRITORY

Description: 1915 real photo card "Return of His Excellency Dr Gilruth to Darwin 12.4.15" (with a bevy of white-suited officials on the wharf), used under cover with message "This is a view of our arrival in Darwin. Dad is on the fore part...". Ex Coo-ee Picture Library. [John Anderson Gilruth was a veterinarian (!) who, in 1912, was appointed Administrator of the Northern Territory. A straight-talker, he was unpopular with most Territorians, resulting in the "Darwin Rebellion" of December 1918. He was recalled two months later and, although ultimately absolved of any impropriety, spent many years in limbo before embarking on a new career with the CSIRO]

Listed in: Postal History , Postmarks , NORTHERN TERRITORY , SOUTH AUSTRALIA , AUSTRALIAN COLONIES General

Estimate: AUD$ 100.00

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Item was sold for: $75.00