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Date: 29 June 1935
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: 00040952

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    HARTINGTON is shown at No 2 Athol Bight on Saturday 29 June 1935. This image was captured at 12.45pm on a boat travelling from Circular Quay to Taronga on return to the Quay. Athol Bight had deep anchorage that allowed large ships to moor.
    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.
    HistorySS HARTINGTON was a British 5496 ton merchant steamer built in 1932 by W Gray & Co Ld at Hartlepool. It was owned by J & C Harrison Ld and registered in the port of London under a British flag. On 2 November 1942 travelling from Halifax to Belfast it was torpedoed by a German Submarine while carrying 8,000 tons of wheat and 6 tanks of deck cargo.
    Additional Titles

    Assigned title: HARTINGTON

    Collection title: F G Wilkinson Shipping Photographs Collection

    Web title: HARTINGTON

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