'Jamboree 1924'. A large photograph album (302 x 383 mm) containing 388 personal snapshots (gelatin silver prints, mainly 110 x 70 mm or the reverse) compiled by Ronald George Paris, an Adelaide Rover Scout who attended the Boy Scouts Imperial Jamboree held at Wembley, England, in the first week of August 1924, as part of the British Empire Exhibition
The round trip from Adelaide is recorded in great detail in well-captioned images, from 'Farewells and the Bight', to 'Crossing the Line', Colombo, 'en voyage' to Cairo, in and around Cairo, London (including Windsor Castle and Eton), Dover, Canterbury, in camp at Gillwell Park and at the Jamboree itself (approximately 40 photographs), trips to France and Switzerland (with much hiking in evidence), further travels in England, then the journey home, with visits to Kandy and Perth for good measure. The cloth-bound album is slightly worn at the extremities; on the front flyleaf there is a large well-executed watercolour decoration featuring flags of (some) participating nations, presumably painted by Ron Paris; the contents are in fine condition. Loosely inserted in the album are a few large-format photographs of groups of Scouts including Ron Paris (at the Pyramids [two copies]; at Maidstone; the 'Provincial Tourists' at Battersea; the '5th & 6th Adelaide Scout Troops' at home), as well as some attractive appointment warrants (with local noteworthy signatures), merit certificates, and minor printed and photographic ephemera.