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Gardening at the Daison, Torquay, World War I, [ca 1918]

Reference Number: 1/2-013908-G

World War I New Zealand soldiers, awaiting discharge, gardening in the extensive grounds of their Daison villa billet in Torquay, England. The men are hoeing in a vegetable garden and picking fruit. A large house appears in the background. A church spire is also visible. Photograph taken by Thomas Frederick Scales.

Key terms:
1 image, related to Torquay, Gardening, Barracks and World War, 1914-1918 - Military personnel, New Zealand - England.

Part of:
Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association :New Zealand official negatives, World War 1914-1918, Reference Number PA-Group-00051 (1455 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Dry plate glass negative 4 x 5 inches. Horizontal imageSingle negative

Historical Notes: The Daison "chateau" housed New Zealand soldiers classified as permanently unfit and awaiting discharge. No 2 Company comprised soldiers who were to disembark at Lyttleton and Port Chalmers. Daison had extensive grounds and gardens, including a kitchen garden. (H T B Drew, NZ Army at Home)

Conditions governing access to original: Partial restriction - Negatives are not available for viewing. Surrogate copies will be provided.

Citation: Any publication or exhibition must be accompanied by the credit "Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand"

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Photographer's title on negative - bottom centre: UK116

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