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Glass Negative - Spencer Street Ferry Wharf, Melbourne, Victoria, Mar 1898 Image Reg. No: MM 030142

Summary:
Spencer Street ferry wharf on the Yarra River, Melbourne, 3 March 1898. The Adelaide Steamship Company and the tea warehouse are visible in the background. Photograph taken 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 general view of the Spencer Street ferry wharf showing several sailing vessels tied up in the background. A number of horse drawn carts are seen in the foreground.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Joan Hadden
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: horsedrawn vehicles, horses, marine transport, ports, sailing vessels, shipping, water transport, wharves, slab hut
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: Ports & Harbours
Tertiary Classification: wharves
Original Caption: SPENCER STREET FERRY WHARF
Format: Glass Negative: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 03 Mar 1898
Photographer: Dr Thomas Beckett, Northcote, Victoria, Australia, 03 Mar 1898

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