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TARONGA of Tonsberg

Date: 12 May 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: 00042256

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    Frederick Wilkinson took this photograph of the TARONGA at No 4 wharf Woolloomooloo Bay, Sydney on Tuesday 12 May 1931 at 12:10pm. The TARONGA departed for Port Lincoln, South Australia at 1:35pm to load a cargo of wheat bound for Shanghai, China.
    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: TARONGA of Tonsberg

    Collection title: F G Wilkinson Shipping Photographs Collection

    Assigned title: TARONGA

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