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Date: 05 October 1935
83 x 108 x 2 mm
Medium: Emulsion on glass
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Photographer Frederick Garner Wilkinson
Object Name: Glass plate negative
Object No: 00041654

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    KOTA-INTEN was photographed at the P&O Buoy Neutral Bay, Sydney on Saturday 5 October 1935. This image was captured from the 1.30pm ferry travelling from Cremorne 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.
    HistoryKOTA-INTEN was a German built passenger ship of 7,191 tons and operating under a Dutch flag for the Rotterdam East Indies service. In 1942 it came under the charter of the British Ministry of War as a freighter. Between 1943 and 1944 it was converted to a troop ship and served in the Pacific. In 1946 it was given to the Dutch government who used it as a troop transport and emigration ship. In 1958 it was refitted as a freighter and then scrapped in 1958 at Hong Kong.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: KOTA-INTEN

    Collection title: F G Wilkinson Shipping Photographs Collection

    Assigned title: KOTA-INTEN

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