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RIO BLANCO of London

Date: 26 April 1924
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: 00042254

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    Description
    Frederick Wilkinson took this photograph of the RIO BLANCO at the Glebe Island Grain Terminal in White Bay, Sydney on Saturday afternoon 26 April 1924. Wilkinson took this photo aboard the 2:00pm ferry from Erskine Street, Darling Harbour to Bald Rock, Balmain.
    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: RIO BLANCO of London

    Collection title: F G Wilkinson Shipping Photographs Collection

    Assigned title: RIO BLANCO

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