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Steam boiler construction at Cockatoo Island, Sydney

Date: c 1913
Display dimensions: 895 × 660 mm D Fini ANMS0848[007]-[009] framed together
Medium: Silver gelatin print on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Janice Webb
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: ANMS0848[008]
Related Place:Cockatoo Island,

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    Black and white photograph of steam boiler construction at Cockatoo Island Dockyard, Sydney.
    SignificanceThis series of photographs document the history of one of Australia's most important dockyards and the type of work carried out by dockyard staff.

    HistoryThis photograph is part of collection of papers belonging to Wesley Arthur Stanley who was a draughtsman Cockatoo Island Dockyard between 1908 - 1950's. Stanley began his career at Cockatoo Island as an apprentice turner and fitter in 1909. He completed his apprenticeship on 06 June 1914 and began working as a junior draftsman by September of that year. When the Australian Government closed down its operations at Cockatoo Island in 1933, Stanley was retrenched. He was quickly re-employed by the company that took over the shipyard, Cockatoo Dock and Engineering Co. and continued to work there until the 1950's.

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