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Negative - Crossing the Equator Ceremony, MV Fairsea, 1957 Image Reg. No: MM 127453

Summary:
A man taking part in a crossing the equator ceremony onboard MV Fairsea, 1957.

12 black and white photographs and 30 black and white copy negatives depicting Barbara and John Woods migration to Australia as assisted migrants from Buckinghamshire on the MV Fairsea in 1957. The Barbara and John Woods Collection comprises documents and photographs that provide a comprehensive insight into the Woods' immigration experience, from the issuing of their passage tickets, to their arrival in Melbourne.
Description:
Black and white silver gelatin negative.
Description Of Content:
An unidentified man having water poured on him during a line-crossing (crossing the equator) ceremony. There is a large group of people watching the event. Onboard MV Fairsea, 1957.
Acquisition Information:
Donation, 2002
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 55 mm (Height), 70 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: ships, ceremonies, migrants, migration settlement
Themes this item is part of: Barbara & John Woods, British Migrants, 1957, Transport Collection, Post World War II British Migration to Australia
Primary Classification: WATER TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Shipboard Life
Tertiary Classification: entertainment
Format: Negative - Copy: Monochrome; 6 cm x 7 cm
Place & Date Depicted: ., 1957
Photographer: Mr. John Woods, 1957

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