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RMS FRANCONIA at Circular Quay in Sydney

Date: 5 March 1927
Dimensions:
Overall: 120 x 164 mm, 0.095 kg
Medium: Glass plate negative
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from the Estate of Peter Britz
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Glass plate negative
Object No: 00017493
Place Manufactured:Circular Quay

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    This image depicts Cunard Line's RMS FRANCONIA during its first visit to Sydney berthed at West Circular Quay on 5 March 1927. The Australasian United Steam Navigation building is visible in the background as well as cranes being used to construct the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The vessel next to FRANCONIA is Shell Fuel Oil's TIGA. The Burns Philp wharf is also visible. Newspaper articles reported that the liner was carrying 400 tourists.

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