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Orient Line SS OMAR (ex KONINGIN LUISE) at Orient Wharf, East Circular Quay

Date: 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: 00040961
Place Manufactured:Circular Quay

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    OMAR previously KONIGIN LUISE, is shown at Orient Wharf in Circular Quay, Sydney. OMAR was purchased by the Orient Line in 1920 and the vessel made its first trip to Australia for the company on 4 September 1920.
    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.
    HistoryKONIGIN LUISE was built in 1896 for Norddeutscher Lloyd by AG Vulcan, at Stettin. The 10,566 ton vessel could accommodate 218 first class, 182 second class and 1,970 steerage passengers. It made journeys between Europe, America and Australia. Following World War I it was given over to the British and used to repatriate troops in the aftermath of the war. In 1921 it was purchased by the Orient Line and renamed OMAR, then sold again in 1924 to the Byron Line and renamed EDISON. It was scrapped on 30 July 1935.
    Additional Titles

    Collection title: F G Wilkinson Shipping Photographs Collection

    Web title: Orient Line SS OMAR (ex KONIGIN LUISE) at Orient Wharf, East Circular Quay

    Assigned title: Orient Line SS OMAR (ex KONINGIN LUISE) at Orient Wharf, East Circular Quay

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