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Date: 27 October 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: 00041507

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    SS MAHSUD was photographed at the Cunard Wharf Woolloomooloo on Monday 27 October 1924 at dinnertime. The ship was operating for Thomas & Jones Brocklebank and conducted trade between Britain and Australia.
    SignificanceThis photograph is representative of the commercial trade between Australia and Britain 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 MAHSUD was a 8077 ton steel screw steam ship . It was built in 1917 by Russell & Co at Port Glasgow. In 1924 it was owned by Thomas & Jones Brocklebank Ld and registered in the port of Liverpool under a British flag. SS MAHSUD was sold to Greek ship breakers in 1955/56.
    Additional Titles

    Collection title: F G Wilkinson Shipping Photographs Collection

    Assigned title: SS MAHSUD

    Web title: SS MAHSUD

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