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Photograph - S.S. Despatch, Australia, 1890 Image Reg. No: MM 91697

Summary:
This image shows the S.S. Despatch in port, possibly in Tasmania. The Despatch carried the expedition party from mainland Australia to the islands, having departed Port Melbourne in December of that year. One of sixty-nine black and white and sepia photographs in a bound album [six of which are loose] taken by A J Campbell during a Field Naturalists' Club of Victoria expedition to Kent Group of islands, Bass Strait in 1890. The album also includes a map of Kent Group in the inside front cover and numerous contemporary newspaper clippings relating to the expedition.
Description:
Black and white photograph mounted on off-white board in bound album with red cloth cover.
Description Of Content:
Ship in port.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Museum Victoria Museum Archive, 2006
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 105 mm (Height), 145 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: islands, natural environment, natural history, ships
Themes this item is part of: Field Naturalist Trip to the Furneaux Group, Part Three, Cape Barren Island, 1890, The Field Naturalist's Club of Victoria Expedition to Kent Group, 1890, Field Naturalist Trip to the Furneaux Group, Part One, circa 1890, Field Naturalist Trip to the Furneaux Group, Part Two, Babel Islands, 1890, The Field Naturalist's Visit to Kent Group, 1890, Field Naturalist Trip to the Furneaux Group (Part Four) - Chappell Island, 1890, Field Naturalist Trip to the Furneaux Group (Part Five) - Conclusion, 1890, Archibald James Campbell, Naturalist (1853-1929), A.J. Campbell Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Transport Collection, Field Naturalists Club of Victoria
Primary Classification: WATER TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Steam Power
Tertiary Classification: screw steamers - passenger
Original Caption: S.S. Despatch
Inscriptions: Caption below the photograph printed in black ink on white paper: " 29. S.S. 'Despatch.' "
Format: Photograph: Sepia; 5½ in. x 4 in.
Place & Date Depicted: Green Island, Furneaux Island Group, Bass Strait, Tasmania, Australia, 1890
Photographer: Archibald Campbell, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1893
Organiser of Expedition: Field Naturalists Club of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1890

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wayne Posted on 22 Dec 2011 10:45 PM
my brother has a large picture of such boat going down the chanal in lakes entrance taken not long before the said boat sunk taken from the lookout at lakes

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