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SAXON of London

Date: 5 February 1919
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: 00042223

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    Frederick Wilkinson took this photograph of the Union Castle liner SAXON painted with dazzle-pattern camouflage at the F&S buoy in Neutral Bay, Sydney on 5 February 1919 aboard the ferry from Cremorne. The SAXON had arrived in Sydney from England three days earlier with a contingent of 400 soldiers. The ship retuned to London on the 13 February with mail and general cargo.
    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: SAXON of London

    Collection title: F G Wilkinson Shipping Photographs Collection

    Assigned title: SAXON in its WWI dazzle camouflage

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