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RMS NIAGARA of London, stern. Leaving for Vancouver on Thursday 28 August 1924

Date: 28 August 1924
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: 00040928

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    RMS NIAGARA is shown from the stern, leaving Sydney for Vancouver on Thursday 28 August 1924. The passenger liner was active on the Pacific trade route from 1912 until it was requisitioned for service during World War I and II.
    SignificanceThis photograph represents RMS NIAGARA's role in the transportation of passengers on the trans-pacific trade route during the first half of the 20th century.

    It 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.
    HistoryRMS NIAGRA was an Ocean liner launched on 17 August 1912 and used for transporting passengers and mail on the trans- Pacific trade route. It was built by John Brown & Company, Clydebank and owned by the Union Steam Ship Company. During World War II NIAGRA was in service with the Canadian-Australasian Line from Auckland, New Zealand, to Suva and Vancouver. It sank on 19 June 1940 after it struck a mine laid by Germans off the north coast of New Zealand.

    Additional Titles

    Web title: RMS NIAGARA

    Collection title: F G Wilkinson Shipping Photographs Collection

    Assigned title: RMS NIAGARA of London, stern. Leaving for Vancouver on Thursday 28 August 1924

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