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Negative - Launceston, Tasmania, 1922 Image Reg. No: MM 002627

Description Of Content:
A steamer on the Tamar River.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Beryl Leslie, 1985
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: rivers, steamboats
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, The Biggest Family Album in Australia Collection
Primary Classification: WATER TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Steam Power
Tertiary Classification: paddlesteamers - inland rivers
Organisations Depicted: Tamar River
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, 1922


Tony Weaver Posted on 09 Jan 2015 9:38 AM
Believed to be SS Rowitta. Built in Hobart 1909.
She arrived at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum, by truck in 1975 after a varied life which included roles as a cargo/passenger steamer on the Tamar and Derwent in Tasmania, a luxury charter vessel, army supply ship, abalone mother ship, restaurant at Lakes Entrance and once was proposed for a floating casino in Sydney.
She began as the Rowitta, became the Tarkarri, Sorrento and Speculant before being renamed Rowitta in Warrnambool.
Unfortunately she is now in a derelict state.

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