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Glass Negative - HMVS Nelson, Williamstown, Victoria, Apr 1898 Image Reg. No: MM 030150

HMVS Nelson at Williamstown, 24 April 1898. This was the day the ship was sold by the Colony of Victoria, and purchased by Bernard Einerson of Sydney for £2,400. The Nelson had been the training ship of the Victorian Navy since 1867 and was decommissioned in 1891.

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:
The training ship HMVS Nelson tied up at wharf on the day it was auctioned. The picture shows the bow and figure head of the ship.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Joan Hadden
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: marine transport, sailing vessels, shipping, water transport, wharves
Themes this item is part of: Transport Collection, Dr Thomas George Beckett Collection, Dr Thomas George Beckett (1859-1937)
Primary Classification: WATER TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Wind Power - Sailing Vessels
Tertiary Classification: naval vessels - victorian
Inscriptions: Original caption: 'HMS NELSON, FIGURE HEAD.'
Format: Glass Negative: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Williamstown, Victoria, Australia, 24 Apr 1898
Photographer: Dr Thomas Beckett, Northcote, Victoria, Australia, 24 Apr 1898
Ship Depicted: Victorian Colonial Navy, Williamstown, Victoria, Australia, 24 Apr 1898


Larry Davis Posted on 03 Jan 2011 9:23 AM
This was the ship that my G.G.Grandparents arrived in Australia on in 1868.
It's always spooky to see her like this as it helps to transport you back in time.
Thanks for sharing your images.

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