His Master's Voice Gramophone

Music during war

Kalgoorlie soldier Patrick John 'Pat' Sullivan carried a portable gramophone while on service with the 2/16th Battalion during the Second World War. Pat's wartime journey from Australia to the Middle East and New Guinea is reflected in the worn condition of the machine. Pat passed away in 1977, however the gramophone still plays the beautiful music that warmed the hearts of troops all those years ago.

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116 Burt Street
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