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MANOORA

Date: 5 October 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: 00041655

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    Description
    MANOORA is shown passing outwards under Sydney Harbour Bridge on Saturday 5 October 1935. This image was captured by Frederick Wilkinson at 3.30pm from Milsons Point.
    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.
    HistoryMANOORA was a 10,856 ton motor vessel built by Alex, Stephen & Sons Ltd and managed by the Adelaide Steamship Company. It served on the Cairns to Fremantle passenger run. During World War II it was requisitioned by the Navy and conducted operations in Sydney, Northern Queensland and Macassar, where it was involved in stopping German merchant shipping. It was sold off in 1947.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: MANOORA

    Collection title: F G Wilkinson Shipping Photographs Collection

    Assigned title: MANOORA

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