The Con Camp Chronicle. Published by Permission of Lt. Col. H.L.W. Norrington DSO RAMC. Editors: Rev. H.F.S. Collier .. [and] Pte. William Farrow AIF. September, 9 1917, No 10 .. 1 Penny weekly [drop-title]

The Con Camp Chronicle. Published by Permission of Lt. Col. H.L.W. Norrington DSO RAMC. Editors: Rev. H.F.S. Collier .. [and] Pte. William Farrow AIF. September, 9 1917, No 10 .. 1 Penny weekly [drop-title]

Rouen, The Editors, September 1917.

Large quarto (approximately 330 × 250 mm), 4 pages (a bifolium) with 4 illustrations by William Farrow and 10 illustrations (from photographs) of 'The Con Depot Concert Party in "The Mountebanks", Their Previous Revue'; 'Passed by Censor' is printed at the head of the first page.

Drop-title, on newsprint, now a little uniformly tanned; in excellent condition.

Melbourne-born William Farrow described himself as a 'Black & White Artist' on his enlistment form in March 1916. He was in the 3rd Division Cyclists' Corps, before transferring to the 2nd Battalion and going to France in September 1916. His service records indicate that for much of 1917 he was sick, and he spent most of the time from late May to late October in either the No. 1 Australian General Hospital or the No. 2 Convalescent Depot, both in Rouen. This obscure journal was produced at the latter. Trove locates only one copy each of just two issues of this rarity; Number 1, 7 July 1917 is in the Ferguson Collection in the National Library of Australia. It has been digitized (thank you!) and William Farrow proves to be the foundation editor. The State Library of Victoria has a copy of this issue, Number 10. We have been unable to ascertain when the journal ceased publication.

Item #108175

Price: $250.00