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Negative - SS Peleus Docked at Unknown Port, circa 1949 Image Reg. No: MM 124997

View of the Blue Funnel shipping line ship SS Peleus docked at an unknown port. One of six black and white copy negatives depicting ships and maritime navigational tools that relate to Mr Martin Spencer-Hogbin's seafaring career.

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:
View of the Blue Funnel line ship SS Peleus docked at an unknown Port.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Martin Spencer-Hogbin, 2002
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 60 mm (Height), 70 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 1949
Photographer: Mr Martin Spencer-Hogbin, circa 1949
Organisation Depicted: Blue Funnel Line, circa 1949

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