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Date: 21 May 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: 00041608

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    THISTLEBRAE is shown at No 4 Athol Bight on Sunday 21 May 1933. This photograph was captured from the 10.45am ferry travelling between Circular Quay and Taronga Park, Sydney.
    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.
    HistoryTHISTLEBRAE was a British cargo ship of 4,747 tons built in 1928 by Thompson J L at North Sands. In 1940 it was captured by German forces and renamed ALTKIRCH and then in 1944, INSTER. On 3 May 1945 it was damaged during an allied air raid and sunk.
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    Web title: THISTLEBRAE

    Collection title: F G Wilkinson Shipping Photographs Collection

    Assigned title: THISTLEBRAE

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