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HARBLEDOWN

Date: 25 August 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: 00041652

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    Description
    HARBLEDOWN was photographed anchored between No 3 Athol Bight and Cremorne Point anchorage on Sunday 25 August 1935. This image was captured by Frederick Wilkinson from the 11.30am 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.
    HistoryHARBLEDOWN was a 5,414 ton merchant vessel built in 1933 by Lithgows Ld. It was owned by the National Steam Ship Company and registered in London under a British flag.
    Additional Titles

    Collection title: F G Wilkinson Shipping Photographs Collection

    Assigned title: HARBLEDOWN

    Web title: HARBLEDOWN

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