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Photograph - Trade Boats Alongside MV Fairsea, Port Said, Egypt, 1957 Image Reg. No: MM 085039

Trade boats or 'bum boats' next to the MV Fairsea, Port Said, 1957.

Barbara and John Woods migrated to Australia as assisted migrants from Buckinghamshire on the MV Fairsea in 1957. The Barbara and John Woods Collection comprises documents and photographs that provide a comprehensive insight into the Woods' immigration experience, from the issuing of their passage tickets, to their arrival in Melbourne.
Landscape format, black and white photograph. Taken on board the MV Fairsea, 1957. Merchandise sellers in 'bum boats' alongside the Fairsea in Port Said (from whom Barbara bought the handbag). Merchandise was hauled up onto the ship in baskets where it was viewed and bartering undertaken.
Description Of Content:
MV Fairsea, 1957. Merchandise sellers in 'bum boats' alongside the Fairsea in Port Said. There are five boats visible in the water, all of which are full of various goods including hats and bags.
Acquisition Information:
Donation, 2002
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 14.0 cm (Width), 8.8 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: boats, ships, trading
Themes this item is part of: Barbara & John Woods, British Migrants, 1957, Images & Image Making Collection, Transport Collection, Post World War II British Migration to Australia
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Shipboard Life
Tertiary Classification: images (to be classified)
Format: Photograph: Black & White; See Dimensions
Photographer: Mr. John Woods, Port Said, Egypt, 1957
Place & Date Depicted: Port Said, Egypt, 1957

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