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Negative - Funnel of the SS Nestor, 1947-1948 Image Reg. No: MM 124995

The funnel of the SS Nestor. One of six black and white copy negatives depicting ships and maritime navigational tools that relate to Mr Martin Spencer-Hogbin's seafaring career. Martin served on the SS Nestor from July 1947 to September 1948.

Born in Cambridge, England on 27 August 1924 Martin Spencer-Hogbin spent his working life in the shipping industry working primarily for the Blue Funnel Line. In 1957 Martin decided to immigrate to Australia from England, believing it would be a better place to raise children. He travelled via a free passage on the Blue Funnel Line, with his wife and two daughters following as full fare paying immigrants. In Australia he was a superintendent for FG Strang, a stevedoring company, of which he later became director. Martin retired in 1987 and settled in Armadale, Victoria.
120mm black and white copy negative film.
Description Of Content:
The funnel of SS Nestor, a Blue Funnel shipping line ship.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Martin Spencer-Hogbin, 2002
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 75 mm (Height), 60 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: working life, navigation apparatus instruments, sextants, shipping, english immigration, shipping industry
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, Migration Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Transport Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Martin Spencer-Hogbin, English Migrant & Sailor, 1957
Primary Classification: SURVEYING & NAVIGATION
Secondary Classification: Optical
Tertiary Classification: (to be classified)
Format: Film Strip: Black & White; 6 x 7mm Copy Negative
Place & Date Depicted: Blue Funnel Line, circa 1948
Photographer: Mr Martin Spencer-Hogbin, circa 1948
Organisation Depicted: Blue Funnel Line, circa 1948

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