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BELPAREIL of Oslo

Date: 22 November 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: 00042305

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    Description
    Frederick Wilkinson took this photograph of the BELPAREIL anchored in Snails Bay at Birchgrove, Sydney on Sunday afternoon 22 November 1931 aboard the 4:25pm ferry from Long Nose Point to Circular Quay. BELPAREIL's cargo comprises 800 turpentine piles bound for Falmouth on the south coast of Cornwall, England.
    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

    Assigned title: BELPAREIL

    Web title: BELPAREIL of Oslo

    Collection title: F G Wilkinson Shipping Photographs Collection

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