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Date: 1 October 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: 00041563

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    QUEBEC CITY was photographed anchored in Athol Bight, Sydney Harbour on Monday 1 October 1923 during day eight of its visit to Sydney. At this time it was operating for the Reardon Smith Line.
    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.
    HistoryQUEBEC CITY was originally launched as HAIMON under a German flag in 1911. It was a cargo ship of 4,924 tons built by Flensburger at Flensburg, Germany. In 1919 following World War I it was given over to Britain. In 1921 it was sold to Reardon Smith Line and renamed QUEBEC CITY. Norddeutscher Lloyd purchased the vessel in 1927 and renamed it HAIMON. It was scrapped in 1935.
    Additional Titles

    Assigned title: QUEBEC CITY

    Collection title: F G Wilkinson Shipping Photographs Collection

    Web title: QUEBEC CITY

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