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Negative - Auxiliary Ketch 'Orme', Mitchell River, Bairnsdale, Gippsland, circa 1908 Image Reg. No: MM 5775

Description Of Content:
The auxiliary fishing ketch 'Orme' tied up at a pier on the Mitchell River at Bairnsdale, Gippland. The passengers are mostly female while a number of men stand on the pier. There is a bridge in the background. In June 1909 the 'Orme' disappeared during a voyage from Cunninghame to Mallacoota with six men onboard. Despite an extensive search, no trace of the vessel or crew was found at the time. The wreck was eventually found washed ashore at Cape Conran in October 1913. Henry Lawson referred to the loss of the Orme in his 1910 poem 'Mallacoota Bar'.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Sheila Moody, 1988
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: bridges, jetties, sailing vessels, shipwrecks, fishing boats, mitchell river
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: Ports & Harbours
Tertiary Classification: piers
Organisations Depicted: Orme
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, 1908


Linda Posted on 29 Jul 2012 3:50 AM
This would appear to be in the Mitchell River at Bairnsdale.

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