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Date: 26 November 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: 00042307

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    Frederick Wilkinson took this photograph of the STRATHNAVER preparing to berth at No 4 wharf Circular Quay, Sydney at 12:15pm on Thursday 26 November 1931. Out of frame are the tugs ST ARISTELL (forward) and CHAMPION (aft). STRATHNAVER had just completed its maiden voyage, having left Tilbury, London on 2 October 1931.
    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

    Web title: STRATHNAVER of London

    Assigned title: STRATHNAVER

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