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STEPHAN of London

Date: 25 June 1923
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: 00042260

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    Frederick Wilkinson took this photograph from Cremorne Point, Sydney of the Telegraph Construction & Maintenance Company's STEPHAN preparing for mooring. STEPHEN had just arrived from London, and was in Sydney to lay the new cable from Bondi, New South Wales, to Southport, Queensland.
    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

    Assigned title: STEPHAN

    Web title: STEPHAN of London

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