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ROYAL STAR

Date: 20 January 1935
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: 00041638

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    Description
    ROYAL STAR was photographed anchored off Cremorne Point on Sunday 20 January 1935. This image was captured from the 10am ferry travelling from Taronga to Circular Quay, 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.
    HistoryROYAL STAR was a 7,900 ton commercial vessel built in 1919 by Workman Clark & Co. In 1935 it was owned by the Union Cold Storage Company.
    Additional Titles

    Collection title: F G Wilkinson Shipping Photographs Collection

    Assigned title: ROYAL STAR

    Web title: ROYAL STAR

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