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Three tugs: IRRESISTIBE; HALL CAIN; and GAME COCK and Island Steamer ST LOUIS

Date: 1919-1936
Dimensions:
83 x 108 x 2 mm
Medium: Emulsion on glass
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Photographer Frederick Garner Wilkinson
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Glass plate negative
Object No: 00040964

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    Description
    The F & A Browns' tug boats IRRESISTIBLE, HALL CAIN and GAME COCK are shown in Sydney Harbour alongside the island steamer ST LOUIS.
    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.
    HistoryST LOUIS was a steel screw steamer of 1352 ton built in 1890 by R Duncan & Co at Port Glasgow. It was owned by Union Commerciale et de Nav Caleddonienne and was registered in the port of Noumea sailing under a French flag. It was previously called BARON FIFE.
    Additional Titles

    Collection title: F G Wilkinson Shipping Photographs Collection

    Web title: Three tugs: IRRESISTIBE; HALL CAIN; and GAME COCK and Island Steamer ST LOUIS

    Assigned title: Three tugs: IRRESISTIBE; HALL CAIN; and GAME COCK and Island Steamer ST LOUIS

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