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Carte de Visite - P.S. 'Kangaroo', Steam Ship, Williamstown, Victoria, 1854-1890 Image Reg. No: MM 043503

Summary:
One of thirty nine cartes de visite from the Harvie Collection.
Description:
Carte de visite featuring an albumen photograph on cream card.
Description Of Content:
Steam ship named 'P.S. Kangaroo' in Port Phillip Bay, off Williamstown.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Miss E. Harvie, 1982
Acknowledgement:
Source: Museum Victoria
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 63 mm (Height), 103 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: ships, water transport, paddle steamers, shipping, steam ships, cargo boats, screw steamers, cartes de visites, steam tug
Themes this item is part of: Transport Collection, Images & Image Making Collection
Primary Classification: WATER TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Steam Power
Tertiary Classification: paddlesteamers - passenger
Inscriptions: Hand written in grey pencil on back of card: '33256 - 162'

Hand written in black ink on back of card: 'P.S. "Kangaroo" off Wmstown.'
Format: Photograph: Black & White; Carte de Visite
Place & Date Depicted: Williamstown, Victoria, Australia, 1854-1890

Comments

Ron Madden Posted on 04 Oct 2012 1:57 PM
Please note that The Kangaraoo was not a steam ship as such. She was a a modestly sized paddlesteamer, and although she served initially as a passenger vessel at Port Phillip, she went on to serve primarily as a tug in her later years.

NB "P.S. Kangaroo" stands for Paddle Steamer, Kangaroo.
Ron madden Posted on 04 Oct 2012 2:00 PM
The Paddle Steamer, Kangaroo definitely should not be tagged as a "Screw steamer"

Please amend!

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