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SS BARAMBAH

Date: 29 December 1923
Dimensions:
83 x 108 x 2 mm
Medium: Emulsion on glass
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Photographer Frederick Garner Wilkinson
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Glass plate negative
Object No: 00041532

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    Description
    SS BARAMBAH is shown leaving Sydney Harbour for Brisbane on Saturday 29 December 1923. BARAMBAH carried general cargo between Australia and other countries. BARAMBAH was managed by the Commonwealth Government Line at this time.
    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 BARAMBAH was a 5923 ton general cargo vessel originally launched as HOBART in Germany in 1912. It was built at Flensburg for the Deutsche-Australische Linie. In 1914 during World War I it was seized in Melbourne, renamed BARAMBAH and used as an Australian troop transport for the Commonwealth Government Line. It conducted international trade between 1918 and 1925. In 1925 it was purchased by the Norddeutscher Lloyd Line at Bremen and renamed JUSTIN. It was scrapped in 1935.

    Additional Titles

    Assigned title: SS BARAMBAH

    Collection title: F G Wilkinson Shipping Photographs Collection

    Web title: SS BARAMBAH

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