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SOMERSET

Date: 12 September 1936
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: 00041661

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    Description
    SOMERSET was photographed at the P&O Buoy Neutral Bay, Sydney on Saturday 12 September 1936. This image was captured from the 2pm ferry travelling from Circular Quay to Mosman via Cremorne Point, 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.
    HistorySOMERSET was a 8,792 ton commercial vessel built in 1918 By Earles Co. In 1935 it was operating for the Federal Steam Navigation Company and was registered in London, Britain.
    Additional Titles

    Collection title: F G Wilkinson Shipping Photographs Collection

    Assigned title: SOMERSET

    Web title: SOMERSET

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