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Digital Photograph - Crowds Farewelling 'Orontes' with Streamers, Station Pier, Port Melbourne, 1952 Image Reg. No: MM 110508

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View from pier of masses of streamers breaking and trailing from a departing ship.

This photograph shows the departure of the 'MV Orontes' from Station Pier, 1952. This vertical view complements image MM110508. When the 'Orontes' departed, the photographer's family farewelled their friend Mr Harry McCrea with streamers from Station Pier. Traditionally, the person on board the ship would throw a roll of streamers overboard to the people below. As the ship moved away from the pier, both sides would hold on to the streamers for as long as they could until they broke.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Mr David Meale, 2006
Acknowledgement:
Contributed by Mr David Meale
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: sream
Themes this item is part of: Transport Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: WATER TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Shipboard Life
Tertiary Classification: embarkations
People Depicted: unknown
Organisations Depicted: SS Orontes; Pacific & Orient Lines; Station Pier; Port of Melbourne
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Jan 1952
Photographer: Mr David Meale

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