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MV DUNTROON of Melbourne leaving on Maiden Voyage to Fremantle via Ports on Saturday afternoon 12 October 1935

Date: 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: 00041657

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    Description
    DUNTROON was photograpghed leaving on its maiden voyage to Fremantle via ports on Saturday afternoon 12 October 1935. This image was captured from Milsons Point at 2.56pm. DUNTROON arrived from Newcastle on Saturday 5 October 1935.
    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.
    HistoryDUNTROON was a 10,346 ton twin-screw merchant vessel built in 1935 by Swan, Hunter & Wigham. It operated for the Melbourne Steam Ship Company and was used on the Australian coastal passenger service.

    In 1942 it was requisitioned as a troopship for service during World War II and was returned to its owners in 1950. In 1960 it was brought by Grosvenor Shipping Company at Hong Kong and then sold to Kie Hock Shipping Co in 1961, renamed TONG HOO and used on the passenger run between Hong Kong and Indonesia.

    The Afrika Shipping Co bought the vessel in 1965 and renamed it LYDIA. In 1968 it was scrapped at Kaohstung.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: DUNTROON

    Collection title: F G Wilkinson Shipping Photographs Collection

    Assigned title: MV DUNTROON of Melbourne leaving on Maiden Voyage to Fremantle via Ports on Saturday afternoon 12 October 1935

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