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ORANGEMOOR

Date: 10 February 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: 00041641

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    Description
    ORANGEMOOR was photographed at No 1 Athol Bight, Sydney on Sunday 10 February 1935. This image was captured from the 11am ferry travelling from Circular Quay to Taronga, 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.
    HistoryORANGEMOOR was a steam merchant ship of 5,775 ton that was built by Northumberland Ship Building Co Ltd in 1923. It was owned by Walter Runciman & Co Ltd. On 31 May 1940 ORANGEMOOR sunk after it was torpedoed by a German submarine as it travelled from Bona to Type with a cargo of iron ore.
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    Web title: ORANGEMOOR

    Collection title: F G Wilkinson Shipping Photographs Collection

    Assigned title: ORANGEMOOR

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