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Twelve Apostles, Camp Bay, Cape Town

Date: 1926
Overall: 69 x 114 mm
Medium: Silver gelatin print
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Robert D McKilliam
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: ANMS0227[024]

User Terms

    A black and white photograph of the Twelve Apostles in South Africa.
    A handwritten inscription on the back reads 'Twelve Apostles, Camp Bay, Cape Town, 1926'.
    SignificanceThis image is a part of the Captain Robert McKilliam collection. Captain McKilliam worked for the Aberdeen White Star Line for 32 years and sailed aboard such famous clipper ships as SALAMIS and THERMOPYLAE. He moved to Sydney in 1913 where he served as Assistant Wharf Master on Darling Island.
    HistoryThe Twelve Apostles are a group of small mountain peaks that run along the coast of Cape Town in South Africa.
    They were named by Acting Governor of the Cape Rufane Donkin in 1820 and the area became a popular tourist day tripper destination in 1888 when an access road, named Victoria Road was completed.
    The Camps Bay tramway added to the area's growing appeal in 1901 as did the development of amusement facilities "tidal pools, the Rotunda (now the Bay Hotel) and a pavilion for concerts and shows".
    Additional Titles

    Collection title: McKilliam family collection

    Primary title: Twelve Apostles, Camp Bay, Cape Town

    Assigned title: View of tall mountains, centre, with limited vegetation from the twelve apostles, camp bay, Cape Town, South Africa

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