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MV ERIDAN of Dunkerque

Date: 27 February 1930
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: 00042015

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    Frederick Wilkinson took this photograph of the MV ERIDAN anchored in Athol Bight (near Bradleys Head), Sydney at 8:10am on Thursday 27 February 1930 aboard a ferry from Taronga to Circular Quay. ERIDAN arrived on her maiden voyage the previous Saturday afternoon.
    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

    Collection title: F G Wilkinson Shipping Photographs Collection

    Assigned title: MV ERIDAN

    Web title: MV ERIDAN of Dunkerque

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