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- A Place & Date Depicted Geelong, Australia
Negative - French Sailing Ship at Yarra Street Pier, Geelong, Victoria, 1917 Reg. No: MM 6767
- Description Of Content:
- View looking west along Yarra Street Pier, Geelong, showing an iron-hulled French square-rigged sailing ship or baque moored at the right. In the background can be seen the skyline of Geelong, including the chimney of the old Geelong Power Station (built 1900) at the corner of Yarra and Brougham Streets, and the Dennys Lascelles and Dalgety wool stores.
This vessel is possibly the French sailing vessel "Duguay Trouin" which loaded bagged wheat at Geelong between 8th and 26th Septenber, 1917.
- Acquisition Information:
- Copied from Leslie Purnell, 1988
- The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
|Tagged with:||jetties, piers, sailing vessels, ships, wheat exports|
|Themes this item is part of:||Images & Image Making Collection, Transport Collection, The Biggest Family Album in Australia Collection|
|Primary Classification:||WATER TRANSPORT|
|Secondary Classification:||Wind Power - Sailing Vessels|
|Tertiary Classification:||square riggers|
|Inscriptions:||Hand-written inscription over top section of print: 'French Sailing Ship at Yarra St Pier G'long 1917'|
|Format:||Negative: Black & White; 35 mm|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Geelong, Victoria, Australia, 1917|
|References:||Vessel identified in Collections Online comment posted by Richard Jenkins, 08 Sep 2012 8:42 pm, referring to "a French correspondent ... identifies the vessel as one of a class of three, but the only survivor by the time 1917 came around."|