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Date: 06 December 1931
Overall: 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: 00040947

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    SS DJAMBI is shown during its first visit to Sydney at the P&O Buoy on Sunday afternoon, 6 December 1931. This photograph was taken at 4.30pm from a boat travelling between Circular Quay and Mosman.
    SignificanceThis photograph represents trade between Australia and the Netherlands 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.
    HistorySS DJAMBI was a Dutch merchant ship of 7,002 tons built in 1919. It was managed by Rotterdam Lloyd who operated on the Java to Australia trade route between 1908 and 1960. On 13 March 1943 DJAMBI accidentally collided with SS SILVERBEECH and sunk off the coast of Portugal.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: DJAMBI

    Collection title: F G Wilkinson Shipping Photographs Collection

    Assigned title: DJAMBI

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