Ferries, Tugs and Harbourcraft


The Davidson girls liked photographing and travelling on Manly ferries and they are well illustrated here. They had little interest in the inner harbour ferries but they liked photographing tugs and wharf and foreshore scenes. Few Sydneysiders will remember Sydney trams, The Corso at Manly, the old tram shed on Bennelong Point (much better looking than folklore has it), even the Tarpiean Way.

For costs and availability of obtaining any of these photos without watermark, as an electronic file, as a print from the original negative (where available) or as some other format, contact the Maritime Records and Research Centre’s Curator on mrrc@shf.org.au or 02 9298 3850, quoting the full file name and giving details of format wanted.

Copyright for the majority of these images from the collection is vested in the Sydney Heritage Fleet. For the remaining images every attempt has been made to ensure correct attribution. If any originator of an image notes an error the Sydney Heritage Fleet would welcome any notification and will remove that image or modify its attribution.

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