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Date: 6 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: 00041556

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    CANADIAN CHALLENGER was photographed moving towards the berth at Woolloomooloo Bay from Gore Bay on Thursday morning 6 December 1923. This image was captured from Dawes Point.
    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.
    HistoryCANADIAN CHALLENGER was a steel-screw vessel of 5,439 tons. It was built in 1921 by S B Davie Ship Building and owned by Canadian Challenger Ld. In 1923 it was registered in the port of Montreal under a British flag. In 1939 it was renamed BARNHILL by new owners Ernels Shipping Company, Leadenhall st., London. The BARNHILL sank on 20th March 1940 with 5 of the 31 crew lost.
    Additional Titles

    Collection title: F G Wilkinson Shipping Photographs Collection

    Assigned title: CANADIAN CHALLENGER


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