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Digital Photograph - Chief Engineer of 'SS Rip', in Uniform, Playing with Son & Daughter, Frankston Beach, circa 1956 Image Reg. No: MM 111137

Description Of Content:
Chief engineer of a ship in uniform, playing with his infant son and daughter at the beach. The children are wearing swimming costumes. There is a pier and a ship moored to it, to the left.

This photograph shows Marine Chief Engineer Derek Moore and his two children Susanne and Derek jnr at Frankston Beach, circa 1956. Derek Moore snr was Chief Engineer of Ports and Harbours on the vessel 'SS Rip', visible in the background. The children would go on a daily visit on weekends to visit their father stationed at Frankston Pier.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Mrs Susanne Redpath, 2006
Acknowledgement:
Contributed by Mrs Susanne Redpath
Discipline: History

More information

Themes this item is part of: Transport Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: WATER TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Shipboard Life
Tertiary Classification: crew
People Depicted: Moore, Susanne; Moore, Derek (snr); Moore, Derek (jnr)
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Frankston, Victoria, Australia, circa 1956

Source of Date Depicted: Contributor's information.
Photographer: Mrs Effie Moore

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Ingo E. Huala Posted on 04 Jan 2010 5:07 PM
My mother and I imigrated to Canada un the Dreek Line NEPTUNIA. We left Bremerhaven, Germany on March 1st 1956 and landed in Halifax. I am looking for any information
regarding this ship and this prticular voyage
Discovery Centre Posted on 06 Jan 2010 11:00 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Ingo. There is some good information about the Neptunia available at the following website, which features postcards of numerous migrant ships: http://www.simplonpc.co.uk/

Also, for images of ships held in Australian image databases, try: http://www.pictureaustralia.org

As for information about migrant voyages to Canada, you may wish to contact Library and Archives Canada, who manage a wide range of records about that country: http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/contact/index-e.html

Hope this helps!
Eveline Schulz Posted on 15 Mar 2010 2:22 PM
My parents and myself, also immigrated to Canada in 1956. We left Bremerhaven in April,(I think), and we landed in Montreal. There was another immigrant onboard ship and he lives in the same city as we do: Red Deer, Alberta, Canada.

PS I have a postcard of the Neptunia

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