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Photograph - 'Pier at Cowes', by A.J. Campbell, Phillip Island, Victoria, Nov 1902 Image Reg. No: MM 70036

Image taken by A.J. Campbell on a camping trip to Phillip Island with the Ornithology Union in November 1902. From a photograph album containing 181 black & white and sepia toned photographs taken by Archibald James Campbell, ornithologist, during field trips to various parts of Australia. One of two albums covering these trips [see also HT 15824].
Description Of Content:
People are moving out along the pier towards a ferry which is moored at the end of the pier. There are cranes on the pier. There is a small wooden building on the left and a bicycle leaning against a stack of bricks.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Museum Victoria Natural Science
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 82 mm (Height), 147 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: bicycles, bricks, ferries, piers, cars, denmark western australia
Themes this item is part of: A.J. Campbell Collection, Archibald James Campbell, Naturalist (1853-1929), Transport Collection
Primary Classification: WATER TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Ports & Harbours
Tertiary Classification: piers
Original Caption: Pier at Cowes
Format: Photograph: Black & White; See Dimensions
Place & Date Depicted: Phillip Island, Westernport, Victoria, Australia, Nov 1902
Creator: Archibald Campbell, Nov 1902
Organiser of Event: Royal Australian Ornithologists Union, 1902


John Jansson Posted on 14 Jan 2011 9:39 AM
The vessel at the jetty is not one of the two local ferries Genista or Vixen. It may be a visiting naval vessel?
John Jansson Posted on 01 Mar 2011 10:20 AM
The vessel at the jetty is the ex Victorian Navy gun-boat Albert on her annual tour of inspection of jetties and lighthouses. She had brought several members of the Ornithological Union with her.
Discovery Centre Posted on 05 Mar 2011 4:21 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi John, thanks for the great information, can you please email us in the Discovery Centre with a list of references and we can use this information to update the records.
John Jansson Posted on 12 Jun 2011 9:38 AM
Reference for Albert annual tour is Argus, 25 Nov 1902. There is also another photo of her in the Williamstown Dock in the State Library of Victoria website.

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