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ANMM Collection Reproduced courtesy Margaret Erickson

Colour photographic slide of CANBERRA

Date: 1950s - 1964
Dimensions:
Overall: 50 x 50 x 1 mm
Medium: 35mm photographic slide, cardboard
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Margaret Erickson
Object Copyright: © Margaret Erickson
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Photographic slide
Object No: ANMS1106[203]

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    Description
    Collection of 229 slides from 1950s-1960s of ships and shipping related views taken by Herbert Recknell, General Manager of Morts Docks in Balmain during the 1950s, mostly of Sydney, some of Newcastle and Port Kembla.
    SignificanceThese Kodachrome slides are an excellent visual record of Sydney, Newcastle and Port Kembla harbours during the 1950s and early 1960s. They are an important and rare, well preserved colour record of ships and shipping activity during this period.
    HistoryThis collection of 229 slides of ships and shipping related views was taken by Herbert Recknell, General Manager of Morts Docks in Balmain during the 1950s and early 1960s. Most of the slides are from Sydney, many from Balmain and Darling Harbour. A smaller number were taken at Newcastle and Port Kembla.

    Herbet's daughter Margaret Erickson notes that her father had a keen interest in ships and the movement of ships in Sydney Harbour.

    Some of the slides were taken of the cruise ship ORIANA, on which Margaret sailed on its second voyage in September 1962. The ORIANA is shown bedecked with streamers, being farewelled from Darling Harbour.

    The slides are in Kodachrome and most are annotated and many are dated between 1954 and 1964.

    Related People
    Photographer: Herbert Recknell

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