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Date: 26 December 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: 00041530

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    SS VALDIERI is shown anchored in Athol Bight on Boxing Day, Wednesday 26 December 1923. The Italian ship was present in Sydney Harbour in a commercial capacity carrying cargo.
    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.
    HistorySS VALDIERI was the second ship to bear this name and owned for the majority of its career by Lloyd Sabaudo. Built at Taranto, Italy in 1920 by the shipbuilders Tosi, the 5303 ton vessel was used as a cargo ship. It was sold in 1925 to Soc Commercial di Nav and renamed JUVENTUS.
    Additional Titles

    Assigned title: SS VLDIERI

    Web title: SS VALDIERI

    Collection title: F G Wilkinson Shipping Photographs Collection

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