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Date: 25 April 1924
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: 00040993

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    SS KANSAS was photographed leaving for Melbourne and Adelaide on Friday 25 April 1924, Anzac Day. This image was captured from Dawes Point, Sydney. The ship displays the Ellerman and Bucknall Line's company logo on its steam funnel.
    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.
    HistoryKANSAS was a steel screw vessel of 6113 ton. It was built in 1910 by Workman Clarke & Co Ld at Belfast. In 1924 it was owned by the Ellerman & Bucknalls Steam Ship Company Ld and registered in North Shields under a British flag.
    Additional Titles

    Assigned title: SS KANSAS

    Web title: SS KANSAS

    Collection title: F G Wilkinson Shipping Photographs Collection

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