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Women of the village of Khan Yunis waiting for their turn at the wells, 1917

Reference Number: PA1-q-605-33-1

Women of the village of Khan Yunis, Palestine, waiting for their turn at the wells. Photographed by an unknown photographer in 1917.

Key terms:
1 image, related to Khan Yunis, Palestinian Arabs and Women - 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, 28 x 6.5 cms. Single photograph

Historical Notes: Khan Yunis is a town north of Rafa about 10 kms from the Egyptian boarder. It was surrounded by orchards and had wells that supplied water in quantity. From 23 February 1917, General Chaytor with the New Zealand and Light Horse brigades surrounded and occupied the town.

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: The girls of the village awaiting their turn at the wells

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