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Date: 26 November 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: 00040985

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    SS SUTTON HALL is shown berthed at wharf No 2 Walsh Bay, Sydney on Monday morning the 26 November 1923. The cargo ship was used for transporting goods between Britain and Australia.
    SignificanceThis photograph represents SUTTON HALL and commercial trade between Britain 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.
    HistorySUTTON HALL was a twin-screw British cargo ship of 4460 ton built by Swan Hunter WR at Wallsend in 1905. It was owned by the Ellerman Line Ltd of Liverpool and during World War I was loaned to France between 1916 and 1917. SUTTON HALL was scrapped in the early 1930s.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: SS SUTTON HALL

    Collection title: F G Wilkinson Shipping Photographs Collection

    Assigned title: SS SUTTON HALL

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