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ORFORD of Barrow

Date: 19 March 1932
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: 00041665

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    Frederick Wilkinson took this photograph of the ORFORD at No 1 wharf East Circular Quay, Sydney on 19 March 1932 aboard the 4:15pm ferry from Cremorne to Circular Quay. The ORFORD was the second official vessel to pass under the Sydney Harbour Bridge on its opening day.
    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.
    Additional Titles

    Assigned title: ORFORD

    Collection title: F G Wilkinson Shipping Photographs Collection

    Web title: ORFORD of Barrow

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