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WITRAM

Date: 01 June 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: 00041644

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    Description
    WITRAM is shown at No 1 Athol Bight on Saturday 1 June 1935. This image was captured from the 12.45pm ferry travelling from Circular Quay to 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.
    HistoryWITRAM was a German cargo ship built in 1911 by Flensburger. The vessel went through a series of name changes in 1915 it was renamed BOONAH, in 1925 WITRAM and in 1937 BUENOS AIRES. It sunk in 1940 after hitting mines.
    Additional Titles

    Assigned title: WITRAM

    Web title: WITRAM

    Collection title: F G Wilkinson Shipping Photographs Collection

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