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HMS NEW ZEALAND

Date: c 1924
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: 00037696
Place Manufactured:Sydney

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    Description
    HMS NEW ZEALAND is depicted on Sydney Harbour. This is one of many photographs taken by Frederick Wilkinson of ships on Sydney Harbour.
    SignificanceThis photograph is representative of HMS NEW ZEALAND in Sydney Harbour.

    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 backgrounds also reveal the changing face of the city and harbour foreshores.
    HistoryHMS NEW ZEALAND was an Indefatigable class battle cruiser financed by the New Zealand Government and given as a gift to the Royal Navy. It was the sister ship to HMAS AUSTRALIA, also an Indefatigable class Battle Cruiser. It was launched on 1 July 1911 and sold to be broken up in 1922. NEW ZEALAND was active during World War I in the Battle of Heligoland Bight (1914), the Battle of Dogger Bank (1915) and the Battle of Jutland (1916). Under the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922 NEW ZEALAND was sold to be broken up.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: HMS NEW ZEALAND

    Assigned title: HMS NEW ZEALAND with decorations between masts to commemorate a wedding

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