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Doctor Cooper and Miss Bedford cleaning boots outside a tent, Serbia., 1916-1917

Reference Number: PA1-o-1013-07-1

Doctor Lilian Cooper and Josephine Bedford standing outside Doctor Cooper's tent, cleaning their boots, Ostrovo, Serbian Macedonia. Probably photographed by Doctor Agnes Bennett some time in 1916 or 1917.

Key terms:
1 image, related to Lilian Vivan Cooper, Mary Josephine Bedford, World War, 1914-1918 - Campaigns - Yugoslavia, Tents - Serbia, Women - Serbia, Australians - Serbia, Women physicians, Lesbian couples and Gay couples.

Part of:
With the Scottish Women's Hospitals for Foreign Service in the Serbian/Bulgarian war, Reference Number PA1-o-1013 (1 digitised items)
Bennett, Agnes Elizabeth Lloyd, 1872-1960 : Photographs, Reference Number PAColl-6972 (36 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original photographic print(s)Silver gelatin print, 10 x 7.4 cm. Single photograph

Historical Notes: Dr Cooper and Josephine Bedford were life long friends and companions. They met while at London University, and emmigrated to Brisbane in 1891 where Dr Cooper set up practice. During the First World War they joined the Scottish Women's Hospitals for Foreigh Service, and spent a year in the 7th Medical Unit (also known as the American Unit) commanded by Dr Agnes Bennett, and attached to the Serbian Army. Dr Cooper joined as a surgeon, and Josephine Bedford as an orderly.

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

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

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