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MARIPOSA of Los Angeles

Date: 4 June 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: 00041666

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    Frederick Wilkinson took this photograph of the MARIPOSA departing Sydney for San Francisco at 2:28pm on Saturday 4 June 1932 from Fort Macquarie (Bennelong Point).

    Aboard the Matson Line MARIPOSA was the Australian Olympic team, who were travelling to Los Angeles for the 1932 Olympic Games.
    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: MARIPOSA

    Web title: MARIPOSA of Los Angeles

    Collection title: F G Wilkinson Shipping Photographs Collection

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