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Date: 23 April 1933
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: 00041605

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    The British passenger and cargo vessel HORORATA is shown at No 1 Athol Bight on Sunday morning 23 April 1933. This image was captured from the 10.15am ferry travelling between Circular Quay and Taronga Park, Sydney. In 1933 it was operating for the New Zealand Shipping Company.
    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.
    HistoryHORORATA was a British passenger and cargo vessel of 11,243 tons built in 1914 by Denny W at Dumbarton and owned by the New Zealand Shipping Company Ltd at Plymouth. It was used as a troop transport during World War I. In 1939 it was renamed WAROONGA after it was sold to the British India SN Company. It sank in 1943 after it was damaged by a torpedo.

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    Web title: HORORATA

    Assigned title: HORORATA

    Collection title: F G Wilkinson Shipping Photographs Collection

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