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Glass plate depicts black and white image of USS ASTORIA at naval buoy number 1

Date: 18 August 1934
Dimensions:
Overall: 82 x 103 mm, 2 mm, 0.04 kg
Medium: Emulsion on glass
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Photographer Frederick Garner Wilkinson
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Glass plate negative
Object No: 00037658
Place Manufactured:Farm Cove

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    Description
    USS ASTORIA is shown at naval buoy number one in Farm Cove on 18 August 1934. The photograph was taken from a ferry travelling between Circular Quay and Manly, Sydney. ASTORIA visited Sydney in August 1934 during its shakedown cruise of the Pacific.
    SignificanceThis photograph records the visit of the American cruiser USS ASTORIA to Sydney Harbour in August 1934.

    The print is part of the F G Wilkinson Photograph Collection, comprising more than 700 glass plate negatives of ships in Sydney Harbour between 1919 and 1936. The collection provides an extensive and well-documented coverage of the changing styles of shipping in the port of Sydney before the decline of the coastal trade. The background views also reveal the changing face of the city and harbour foreshores.
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    Web title: USS ASTORIA at naval buoy number 1

    Assigned title: Glass plate depicts black and white image of USS ASTORIA at naval buoy number 1

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