This iconic photo is part of the Historical Photograph Icon Series capturing Australians in the first world war released by The Australian War Memorial.
Featuring the Australian 9th and 10th battalion lined up, we focus in on a soldier with a kangaroo. Transporting us back to December 1914, during the First World War based at Mena Camp, in Egypt we learn about the importance of kangaroos as regiment pets and mascots for Australia.
This is a beautiful piece of ANZAC memorabilia and it would make the perfect start to a militaria collection or an elegant addition to a home theatre or office. A must for every Aussie!
Loving the kangaroos in the first world war and more ANZAC history? Check out “Spirit of the ANZACS – Australian soldier and kangaroo”