Byron Bay And The SS “Wollongbar”
Byron Bay And The SS “Wollongbar”
Byron Bay And The SS “Wollongbar”
Byron Bay And The SS “Wollongbar”
Byron Bay And The SS “Wollongbar”
Byron Bay And The SS “Wollongbar”
Byron Bay And The SS “Wollongbar”
Byron Bay And The SS “Wollongbar”
Byron Bay And The SS “Wollongbar”
Byron Bay And The SS “Wollongbar”
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Byron Bay And The SS “Wollongbar”

1921. Ten vintage silver gelatin photographs, postcard format, five annotated “SS Wollongbar” in gouache on image lower left or right, 8 x 13.1cm. Silvering, minor creases.

Three photographs in this group form a panorama of the town of Tweed Heads, NSW.

On 14 May 1921, the SS Wollongbar ran aground at Byron Bay, NSW. She broke moorings in gale winds and ran into a sandbank just 200 yards from the old jetty, breaking off one of her twin propellers. “The vessel was carrying 6000 boxes of butter, 4000 boxes of bananas and the usual sundries.” The site of the wreckage can still be seen today at Belongil Beach. Ref: Tweed Daily, and Maryborough Chronicle, 16.5.1921; Wiki.

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Item #CL198-84

Price (AUD): $2,900.00  other currencies

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