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Date: 27 October 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: 00040984

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    SS CANADIAN INVENTOR is shown leaving wharf no 3 Walsh Bay, Sydney to moorings above Longnose Point on the afternoon of Saturday 27 October 1923. This image was captured from Blues Point by Frederick Wilkinson.
    SignificanceThis photograph represents CANADIAN INVENTOR and commercial trade between Canada and Australia 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 CANADIAN INVENTOR was a steel screw 5465 ton vessel built in 1920 by J Coughlan & Sons at Vancouver, Canada. It was owned by the Canadian Importer Ld in 1923 and registered in the port of Montreal under a British flag.
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    Assigned title: SS CANADIAN INVENTOR

    Collection title: F G Wilkinson Shipping Photographs Collection

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