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YNGAREN of Goteborg (Gothenburg)

Date: 30 March 1930
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: 00042036

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    Description
    Frederick Wilkinson took this photograph of the YNGAREN at Birt's Buoy in Neutral Bay, Sydney at 12:30pm on Sunday 30 March 1930 aboard a ferry from Circular Quay to Mosman via Cremorne. The arch of the Sydney Harbour Bridge under construction can be seen in the background.
    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.
    HistoryYNGAREN visited Australian in 1927 as a 'zoo' ship, delivering a giraffe and several hundred birds to the Sydney Zoological Gardens. YNGAREN was attacked by a German U-boat and hit by torpedoes on 12 January 1942 in rough seas west of Ireland. The vessel sank within minutes.
    Additional Titles

    Collection title: F G Wilkinson Shipping Photographs Collection

    Web title: YNGAREN of Goteborg (Gothenburg)

    Assigned title: YNGAREN

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