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SS CITY OF EVANSVILLE

Date: 4 October 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: 00041564

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    Description
    SS CITY OF EVANSVILLE is shown leaving Darling Harbour on Thursday 4 October 1923. This image was captured from Erskine Street ferry.
    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.
    HistoryCITY OF EVANSVILLE was a steel-screw vessel of 6558 tons. It was built in 1922 by William Gray & Co Ld at West Hartlepool for the Ellerman Line Ld and registered in the port of Liverpool under a British flag. It was the first British merchant ship to pass under the Sydney Harbour Bridge after the official opening in March 1932. In 1957 it was sold to Pan Norse Steam Ship Company and renamed DOREA and broken up in 1958.
    Additional Titles

    Collection title: F G Wilkinson Shipping Photographs Collection

    Web title: SS CITY OF EVANSVILLE

    Assigned title: SS CITY OF EVANSVILLE

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