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Digital Photograph - Man on Bicycle Waiting for the Williamstown Ferry to Cross, Port Melbourne, 1968 Reg. No: MM 110779
- The photographer Russell Beedles heard that the Williamstown car ferry was going to be closed down, so went to Port Melbourne and took the ferry across to Williamstown, to take photographs. The Williamstown Ferry crossing was replaced by the high-level West Gate Bridge, which opened in 1978, about one kilometre further upstream.
- Description Of Content:
- Man on a bicycle with arms folded waiting at the Port Melbourne landing opposite the Newport Power Station, for the Williamstown Car Ferry to cross the Lower Yarra River, July 1968.
This photograph shows a man standing on the ferry deck astride a stationary bicycle with his left foot resting on the kerb at the front edge of the ferry. To his left can be seen part of the chain that operated the ferry guiding it across the river and on his right the front quarter panel of a stationary motor car can be seen also waiting on the ferry to cross the river. The ferry was docked at the Port Melbourne bank of the river at the time the photograph was taken (hence the photographer's original caption). On the far bank of the river cars can be seen waiting for the ferry to arrive at the Williamstown landing for the return crosssing.
- Acquisition Information:
- Copied from Mr Russell Beedles, 2006
- Contributed by Mr Russell Beedles
|Tagged with:||rivers, water transport, ferries, punts, road transport, motor cars, bicycles, electric power stations, west gate bridge|
|Themes this item is part of:||Transport Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection|
|Primary Classification:||WATER TRANSPORT|
|Secondary Classification:||Ports & Harbours|
|Inscriptions:||Original inscription: "Waiting for the car ferry / Port Melbourne / July 1968 / Photographer: Russell Beedles"|
|Format:||Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Fisherman's Bend, Victoria, Australia, Jul 1968
Source of Date Depicted: Photographer's records.
|Place Depicted:||Newport, Victoria, Australia|
|Photographer:||Mr Russell Beedles|
|References:||Additional information provided by Allan Marshall via Collections Online comment, posted on 16 May 2010.|