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A sports meeting at Wadi Hanein, November 1917

Reference Number: PA1-q-605-29-5

An army sports meeting held at Wadi Hanein, Palestine. Photographed by an unknown photographer in November 1917.

Key terms:
1 image, related to New Zealand. Army. New Zealand Mounted Rifles, Wadi Hanein, Wadis - Palestine, Horses - Palestine, World War, 1914-1918 - Military personnel, New Zealand - Palestine, Soldiers - Palestine and Sports - Palestine.

Part of:
The Egyptian and Palestine Campaigns of 1916-1918. From El Arish to Jerusalem, Reference Number PA1-q-605 (38 digitised items)
Powles family :Photographs, Reference Number PAColl-5268 (146 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original photographic print(s)Silver gelatin print. Single photograph

Historical Notes: Wadi Hanein is a water course and locality in the vicinity of Jaffa, probably to the south east. It is also one of the wadis that feed into the water courses which reach the coast as the river, Nahr Rubin. Also, according to C Guy Powles in his book "The New Zealanders in Sinai and Palestine," Whitcome and Tombs, 1922, pp 154-155, in 1917 it was the name of a town which was a Jewish garden settlement (the Jewish name of which was "Nachalat Reuben"). On November the 14th 1917 the New Zealand Mounted Division attacked the Turks in the orange groves of Wadi Hanein as part of the British Army's move on Jaffa. (This info from "The History of the Canterbury Mounted Rifles 1914-1919," edited by C Guy Powles, Whitcome and Tombs, p 176).

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Citation: Any publication or exhibition must be accompanied by the credit "The Powles Family Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library."

Inscriptions: Inscribed - On album page - beneath image: A sports meeting at Wadi Hanein

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