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Date: 12 April 1931
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: 00042170
Place Manufactured:Sydney Harbour
Related Place:Taronga Zoo,

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    Frederick Wilkinson took this photograph of SS PORT NICHOLSON anchored in Athol Bight (near Bradleys Head), Sydney at 10:10am on Sunday 12 April 1931 aboard a ferry from Taronga Park to Circular Quay.
    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

    Web title: SS PORT NICHOLSON of London

    Collection title: F G Wilkinson Shipping Photographs Collection

    Assigned title: PORT NICHOLSON

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