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GROOTEKERK

Date: 22 May 1932
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: 00041573

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    Description
    GROOTEKERK was photographed at the P&O Buoy in Neutral Bay on Sunday 22 May 1932. This image was captured on a dull and rainy day from the 1pm ferry travelling from Circular Quay to Mosman via Cremorne.
    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.
    HistoryGROOTEKERK was a steel-screw vessel of 6,584 tons built by New Waterway Ship Building Company at Schiedam, Holland in 1923. It was originally named GROOTENDIIJK and owned by the Holland-America Line. In 1932 it was purchased by N V Vereenigde Nederl Schepi Maats and renamed. The vessel was registered in The Hague under a Dutch flag. It sunk after being attacked by a German submarine on the 30th of April 1941.
    Additional Titles

    Assigned title: GROOTEKERK

    Web title: GROOTEKERK

    Collection title: F G Wilkinson Shipping Photographs Collection

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