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Digital Photograph - Orient Line Ship, 'Orsova' at Railway Pier, Port Melbourne, circa 1913 Image Reg. No: MM 110331

Description Of Content:
View of steam ship moored at pier, with smaller vessel alongside.

This photograph shows the ship 'Orsova' of the Orient Line at Railway Pier, Port Melbourne, circa 1913. Stanley Fletcher was training to become a professional photographer with Powers Studio before World War One, but then he enlisted to become a serviceman. Photographs like these could be printed as postcards and there are many postcards of the 'Orsova' and Railway Pier in existence. This photograph also shows a steam tug boat alongside the 'Orsova'.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Mrs Nancy Gallagher, 2006
Acknowledgement:
Contributed by Mrs Nancy Gallagher
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: fremantle, john flynn, george walter smith, raycapps, orsova, ww1
Themes this item is part of: Transport Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: WATER TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Ports & Harbours
Tertiary Classification: piers
Organisations Depicted: Railway Pier; 'Orsova'; Orient Line
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1913

Place Depicted Notes: Now Station Pier.
Source of Date Depicted: Contributor's memory.
Photographer: Mr Stanley Fletcher
Ship Depicted: Orient Steam Navigation Company Limited (Orient Line), circa 1913

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SAMUEL HAMILTON Posted on 28 May 2014 1:03 AM
I HAVE A SILVER CUP TROPHY THAT WAS GIVIN TO ME BY MY UNCLE WHO WORKT ON A DREDGER IT WAS FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA JUST WONDERING IF THE ORSOVA HAD SANK ???
Discovery Centre Posted on 28 May 2014 3:56 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Samuel,
No she did not sink. Her last voyage was on 20 June 1936 and she was broken up at Bo'ness, Scotland.
Harold Tyler Posted on 24 Jan 2015 10:04 PM
so excited just discovered looks like my mother arrived in Fremantle on the Orsova 17.9.1929. I believe she travelled with a number of other single woman free passage agreeing to stay at least 2 years. ending staying the rest of her life having ten children and passing away in 1994 Name Ethel May Smith. Would like to know any other information that is available
Discovery Centre Posted on 10 Feb 2015 12:13 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Harold, the only information we could obtain is the document below relating to Ethel May Smith’s arrival in Fremantle in 1929:

http://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=466948.

There is an enlightening report written by Edith Upton, the matron responsible for the 94 girls in her care, outlining some of the behaviour of her high-spirited charges. Fortunately, the reference to your mother on page 28 reads: “Should do well, is young, but will probably settle well.” Apparently she did!

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