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Digital Photograph - View of Princess Pier & Passenger Liner 'Neptunia', Port Melbourne, 1952 Image Reg. No: MM 110503

Description Of Content:
View of Princess Pier and the Italian Lloyd Triestino passenger ship 'Neptunia' at Port Melbourne. Parked cars and a building are in the foreground and the 'front light' of what is now Beacon Cove is visible in the background.

This photograph shows a view of Prince's Pier and the 'MV Neptunia', Port Melbourne, 1952. It was taken from Station Pier. The photographer David Meale, was there because he was farewelling other people on another ship, and he liked the look of the 'Neptunia' in the distance.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Mr David Meale, 2006
Contributed by Mr David Meale
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: 19th june, -1, 15 july 1952ss ranchi.family of r young., 29th may 1959, pierri, abdisalan ahmed faheye
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
Inscriptions: The Neptunia, Port Melbourne, 1952.
Organisations Depicted: Neptunia; Lloyd Triestino Italian Line; Station Pier; Port of Melbourne
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1952
Photographer: Mr David Meale


Simone Papa Posted on 03 Mar 2010 1:21 PM

My Grandma Antonina Torchia was on this ship 'Neptunia' her DOB is 17/07/1938^^ and she arrived on this ship in melbourne in 1952, as per the date noted. She travelled with other members of her famikly names bruno and amelinda Torchia.

Are there any photos available (to purchase) or people on this ship or copies of tickets or anything?

My Grandma has been somewhat nostalgic recently.

Thank you - Please Email me.

Discovery Centre Posted on 03 Mar 2010 4:52 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Simone - the best place to search for immigration-related images is Picture Australia, an online image database that contains the collections of many of Australia’s main museums, libraries and public institutions: http://www.pictureaustralia.org/ You may also like to find a copy of your grandmother’s immigration record. The national Archives of Australia (NAA) hold the passenger and shipping lists for migrant arrivals to Australia. You can search for records online via the NAA’s RecordSearch: http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/recordsearch/index.aspx
Malcolm McDonald Posted on 30 Mar 2012 9:14 PM
I travelled on the Neptunia from Port Melbourne to Genova in June 1955 at the age of 22. I had never been away from Melbourne in my life with the suburb of Footscray being the centre of my universe. What a wonderful trip it was. Foreign ports, the Suez Canal and friendships made onboard. Yes I fondly remember the Neptunia.
Alan Musgrove Posted on 14 Sep 2013 4:08 PM
I traveled on the Neptunia from Sydney to Jakarta in June/July ? 1961 to visit Bali on a painting trip.I was 21.I now live in Bali with my Indonesian wife I'm 73 and still painting.
I also remember having a great time on the ship.
Rob Bradley Posted on 19 Jan 2014 3:29 PM
This photo brings back great memories for me.We used to jump off the wing piers into the sea at Station Pier.The building in the photo was a kiosk where we used to buy our lunch when on our beach adventures.
Yves Michelet-Schieseck Posted on 27 May 2015 4:21 PM
My trip from France to Australia
with my father Werner and mother Denise and me, age 12years old and still living in Victoria as this is the best country in the World
1-05-1959 Boarded Lloyd Trestino
"M.V Neptunia" Boarded on Friday In Genoa, Italy, and Travel to
2/05/1959 Napoli, Italy
4/05/1959 Messina, Sicily
7/05/1959 Port Said, Egypt
8/05/1959 Suez Canal, Egypt
10/05/1959 Aden, Yemen
15/05/1959 Colombo, Ceylon, Sri Lanka
20/05/1959 Djakarta, Indonesia
25/05/1959 arrived Monday Fremantle, Western Australia
29/05/1959 arrived Friday in Melbourne, Victoria
and have live in the Western Suburb

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