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Negative - Stern & Paddlewheel Wake of P.S. 'Weeroona', Port Phillip Bay, Port Melbourne, Victoria, 1914 Image Reg. No: MM 000103

Description Of Content:
View of starboard side of stern and wake of paddlewheeks on the Paddlesteamer 'Weeroona', on Port Phillip Bay. The sky with very overcast with a rain squall approaching. A cable or rope is passing from the ship into the water.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Frank Pitts, 1985
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: ships, storms
Themes this item is part of: Leisure Collection, Transport Collection, The Biggest Family Album in Australia Collection
Primary Classification: WATER TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Steam Power
Tertiary Classification: paddlesteamers
Organisations Depicted: Weeroona; Port Phillip Bay
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1914
Photographer: Ms Lilian Pitts, 1914


Arlene M Wienert Posted on 13 Feb 2011 7:39 AM
I have a 1930's photo of my mother and 3 young women friends posing for photo of themselves sitting along a rail in front of a rounded paddle wheel with name WEEROONA. The photo is in good condition and I guess where they travelled to was Sorento? I have enjoyed watching archiveal movie clip of the 1920's trip on another site. The internet has solved the mystery of 'Where were they off to'. there is two more photos in my collection also of mum and one other lady friend on the rocks in swimsuits near breaking waves inspecting the aquatic water rock growths.What a wonderful time they had...
Arlene M Wienert Posted on 13 Feb 2011 7:42 AM
I would appreciate more info and photo of Weeroona thankyou.
Discovery Centre Posted on 17 Feb 2011 10:34 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Arlene, some other images of the Weeroona can be found at Picture Australia. For further information on the ship itself Queenscliffe Maritime Museum is a good place to start.
Howard Stephenson Posted on 07 Jun 2011 9:55 PM
Most of what at first glance appears to be a dark cloud is very likely smoke from the funnel of the steamer.
Lesla Soulsby Posted on 10 Dec 2013 1:57 PM
I have a relative Charles Ash who was possibly a steward on the paddle steamers after about 1910, I just don't know how to verify. Also my G/father was a photographer and may have been on one of these paddle boats around 1914-1915

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