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Digital Photograph - Passengers On Deck of 'SS Ballarat', Arriving at Station Pier, Port Melbourne, 1925 Image Reg. No: MM 110866

Description Of Content:
A view from a pier, of passengers standing on the deck of a ship.

This photograph shows Edythe Watson, arriving at Station Pier, Port Melbourne, on the 'SS Ballarat' in 1925. According to her daughter Judy Archer, Edythe's father Wilfred Watson was a ship builder and the industry had collapsed in England and Wales. They were sponsored by an aunt to migrate. Edythe was almost 10 years old, and she had wandered off to see what she could see from the ship away from her family. After their arrival, Wilfred Watson later worked as a shipwright and on the docks in Port Melbourne. The Watsons stayed with their extended family for a week or two in Balaclava, and then found themselves lodgings behind a shop in Caulfield. They then moved to Mentone, wanting to be near the beach. This photograph was taken by a street photographer from the pier.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Ms Judy Archer, 2006
Contributed by Ms Judy Archer
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: immigrant shipping, immigration, ships
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Transport Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Arrival
Tertiary Classification: group portraits
Inscriptions: TSS Ballarat 1925 arriving in Melbourne E R Watson 18/4/25 1 week before 10th birthday.
People Depicted: Watson, Edythe
Organisations Depicted: TSS Ballarat'; Port of Melbourne; Station Pier; Pacific and Orient Line
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 18 Apr 1925
Photographer: Unknown

Professional photographer.
Ship Depicted: ., 1925

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