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Glass Negative - George Beckett on HMS Royal Arthur, Port Melbourne, Victoria, Nov 1898 Image Reg. No: MM 030186

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:
George Beckett standing on the deck of HMS Royal Arthur pretending to operate a rapid firing gun.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Joan Hadden
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: british military, machine guns, ships, weapons
Themes this item is part of: Arms Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Transport Collection, Dr Thomas George Beckett Collection, Dr Thomas George Beckett (1859-1937)
Primary Classification: WATER TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Steam Power
Tertiary Classification: naval vessels - british
Original Caption: GEORGE B. AT QUICK FIRING GUN, HMS ROYAL ARTHUR.
People Depicted: Beckett, George
Format: Glass Negative: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 03 Nov 1898
Photographer: Dr Thomas Beckett, Northcote, Victoria, Australia, 03 Nov 1898

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