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VILLE D'AMIENS

Date: 4 September 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: 00041581

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    Description
    The French vessel VILLE D'AMIENS is shown at the F & S Buoy Neutral Bay on Sunday 4 September 1932. This image was captured from the 9.55am boat travelling from Mosman to Circular Quay via Cremorne, Sydney. VILLE D'AMIENS was used for transporting passengers and cargo.
    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.
    HistoryVILLE D'AMIENS was a 7,068 ton passenger and cargo steamship built in 1924. It was owned by Messageries Maritimes, at Marseilles but managed by the Clan Line between 1940 and 1944. It was constructed by North of Ireland at Londonderry and scrapped in 1953.

    Additional Titles

    Collection title: F G Wilkinson Shipping Photographs Collection

    Assigned title: VILLE D'AMIENS

    Web title: VILLE D'AMIENS

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