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Date: 25 May 1930
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: 00040943

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    SS DEE WHY was photographed proceeding to Circular Quay on Sunday 25 May 1930. It was taken between 12-5pm on a Ferry travelling from Taronga near Fort Denison. SS DEE WHY was a ferry transport between Manly and Circular Quay, Sydney from 1928 to 1968. This photograph was taken two years after DEE WHY began serving as a Sydney ferry.
    SignificanceThis photograph is representative of SS DEE WHY and ferry transportation on Sydney Harbour during 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.
    HistorySS DEE WHY was a famous Sydney ferry that travelled between Manly and Circular Quay between 1928 and 1968. It was a 799 ton vessel and could carry 1587 passengers. SS DEE WHY made its last journey as a Sydney ferry in 1968 and was eventually scuttled on Long Reef on 25 May 1976.

    Additional Titles

    Assigned title: SS DEE WHY

    Web title: SS DEE WHY

    Collection title: F G Wilkinson Shipping Photographs Collection

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