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Negative - George Beckett on HMS Royal Arthur, Port Melbourne, Victoria, Nov 1898 Image Reg. No: MM 8174

Summary:
George Beckett pretending to fire the quick firing gun aboard the HMS Royal Arthur, during its visit to Port Melbourne, 3 November 1898.

Photograph by Thomas Beckett. Part of a collection of glass plate negatives taken by Dr Thomas George Beckett, doctor, pioneering radiologist and amateur photographer between 1891 and 1910. The collection is primarily of Beckett's family, friends, homes, and towns and suburbs where Beckett and his family lived, including Charlton in central Victoria and Northcote & South Yarra, suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria.
Description Of Content:
A young boy at the controls of a rapid firing gun on the HMS Royal Arthur.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from T. Beckett, 1990
Acknowledgement:
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: artillery, british military, military, ships, weapons
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Transport Collection, Dr Thomas George Beckett Collection, Dr Thomas George Beckett (1859-1937), The Biggest Family Album in Australia Collection
Primary Classification: WATER TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Steam Power
Tertiary Classification: naval vessels - british
People Depicted: Beckett, George
Organisations Depicted: Hms Royal Arthur
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 03 Nov 1898
Photographer: Dr Thomas Beckett, Northcote, Victoria, Australia, 03 Nov 1898

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