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OTRANTO leaving for London via Ports on Wednesday 22 April 1931

Date: 22 April 1931
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: 00042219

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    Description
    Frederick Wilkinson took this photograph of the OTRANTO aboard the 12:10pm ferry from Clifton to Taronga Park, Sydney on Wednesday 22 April 1931. The OTRANTO is underway in Sydney Harbour between Bradleys Head and Shark Island, departing for London.
    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

    Web title: OTRANTO of Barrow

    Assigned title: OTRANTO leaving for London via Ports on Wednesday 22 April 1931

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