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Date: 20 December 1923
83 x 108 x 2 mm
Medium: Emulsion on glass
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Photographer Frederick Garner Wilkinson
Object Name: Glass plate negative
Object No: 00040916

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    SS KATHLAMBA is shown at wharf No 4 Wooloomooloo on Thursday 20 December 1923.
    SignificanceThis photograph 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 gradual decline of the coastal trade, and in a period which was probably the peak reached by commercial shipping in Australia. The backgrounds also reveal the changing face of the city and harbour foreshores.
    HistoryKATHLAMBA was a steel screw steamship owned by Ellerman Bucknall Steam Ship Company Limited and launched in 1913. It was built by W Gray & Co at Hartlepool, Britain. The steel steam ship had a tonnage of 6382.
    Additional Titles

    Assigned title: SS KATHLAMBA

    Web title: SS KATHLAMBA

    Collection title: F G Wilkinson Shipping Photographs Collection

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