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CITY OF ROUBAIX

Date: 6 January 1935
Dimensions:
Overall: 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: 00041636

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    Description
    CITY OF ROUBAIX was photographed anchored at No 5 Athol Bight, Sydney on Sunday 6 January 1935. This image was captured from Bradley's Head at 11.35am.
    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.
    HistoryCITY OF ROUBAIX was a 7,108 ton merchant vessel built in 1928. It operated for the Hall Line and sunk on 6 April 1941 after a German air raid at Piraeus, Greece where it was moored. Explosives stored on the adjacent vessel CLAN FRASER ignited and destroyed CITY OF ROUBAIX.
    Additional Titles

    Collection title: F G Wilkinson Shipping Photographs Collection

    Assigned title: CITY OF ROUBAIX

    Web title: CITY OF ROUBAIX

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