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PANAMA

Date: 14 October 1934
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: 00041633

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    Description
    The Danish vessel PANAMA is shown at Neutral Bay on Sunday 14 October 1934. This image was captured from the 11.25am ferry travelling between Mosman and Circular Quay via Cremorne, 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.
    HistoryPANAMA was a four-mast twin-screw cargo vessel of 6,650 tons built in 1915 by Akt Burmeister & Wain at Copenhagen. In 1934 it was owned by the East Asiatic Company and registered in Copenhagen under a British flag. It capsized due to ballast shifting and engine failure in 1945.
    Additional Titles

    Collection title: F G Wilkinson Shipping Photographs Collection

    Web title: PANAMA

    Assigned title: PANAMA

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