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Glass Negative - SS Medic with Horses of the Victorian Contingent, Port Melbourne, Victoria, Oct 1899 Image Reg. No: MM 030203

Summary:
View of foredeck of SS Medic at Port Melbourne, 28 October 1899. The ship had made its maiden voyage from Liverpool to Sydney in 1899. On her trun voyage she carried the troops and horses of the 1st Victorian Contingent to the Boer War. Horses can be seen below deck.

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 view of the foredeck of the SS Medic. Horses of a Victorian unit are just discernible in the middle foreground.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Joan Hadden
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: horses, lifeboats, marine transport, military, shipping, ships, steamships, water transport
Themes this item is part of: Sustainable Futures Collection, Transport Collection, Dr Thomas George Beckett Collection, Dr Thomas George Beckett (1859-1937)
Primary Classification: WATER TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Steam Power
Tertiary Classification: screw steamers - passenger
Original Caption: FOREDECK OF MEDIC WITH HORSES OF VICTORIAN UNIT.
Format: Glass Negative: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 26 Oct 1899
Photographer: Dr Thomas Beckett, Northcote, Victoria, Australia, 26 Oct 1899
Ship Depicted: ., Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 26 Oct 1899

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