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MEDWAY, four masted barque

Date: 1910-1918
Medium: Emulsion on glass
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Mr and Mrs Glassford
Object Name: Glass plate negative
Object No: ANMS1092[045]

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    SignificanceThe Hall photographic collection provides an important pictorial record of recreational boating in Sydney Harbour from the 1890s to the 1930s. The collection documents the lively sailing scene in Sydney during this period and features images of vessels ranging from large racing and cruising yachts to the great array of skiffs and the emerging technologies of motorboats. Images of many iconic vessels are also included in this visual record.
    HistoryThe training ship MEDWAY was built in 1902 as AMA BEGONAKOA. The vessel was built by McMillian & Son, Dumbarton, of Scotland and registered in Montevideo.

    In 1910 British shipping company Devitt and Moore purchased the vessel for use as a sail training ship, changing the name to MEDWAY. The company also used MEDWAY in the Australian wool and wheat trade and the South American nitrate trade.

    In 1920 the vessel was sold to the Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Company and its name changed to MYR SHELL. In 1933 the ship was sold to Japanese shipbreakers.
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    Photographer: Exchange Studios

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