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BENDIGO of Greenock

Date: 25 April 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: 00042028

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    Frederick Wilkinson took this photograph from Bradleys Head, Mosman of the BENDIGO arriving in Sydney from London at 7:45am on Friday 25 April 1930.
    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.
    HistoryThe passenger liner SS BENDIGO was built by Harland and Wolff in Greenock, Scotland. BENDIGO was launched in January 1922 and after sea trials served the UK – Australia emigrant service for the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company. The vessel had capacity for 500 third-class berths, and 750 demountable berths until a refit in 1929 saw the ship become single-class with capacity for 586 passengers. BENDIGO ran the Australian mail service three times – once in 1930, and twice in 1931. In 1936, BENDIGO was sold for £26,000 and broken up at Barrow.
    Additional Titles

    Assigned title: BENDIGO

    Collection title: F G Wilkinson Shipping Photographs Collection

    Web title: BENDIGO of Greenock

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