Object StatementGlass plate negative, full plate, 'Wollongong Wharf', Kerry and Co, Sydney, Australia, c. 1887-1917
Physical DescriptionGlass negative, full plate, 'Wollongong Wharf', Kerry and Co, Sydney, Australia, c. 1887-1917.
Silver gelatin dry plate glass negative in landscape format. The image depicts Wollongong wharf in Wollongong, New South Wales. Three jetties can be seen jutting into the water on the left side of the image. A large wooden 'T' shaped jetty is depicted in the foreground in the centre of the image. The wharf has rail tracks and a large steam crane, both presumably used to expediate the loading of produce from trains to ships. Two rowing boats can be seen near the wharf. A second wharf is depicted in the centre left of the image. It is constructed of earth, reinforced with brick and concrete retaining walls. A crane like mechanism and two small buildings can be seen on the wharf. Several axles with wheels attached can be seen near the buildings. Two rowing boats can be seen on racks attached to the side of the wharf. A third wharf is also depicted in the centre left of the image. It appears to be a wooden or metal structure and has an engine room which probably ran a mechanised loading system. Part of the city of Wollongong is depicted in the background of the image. The rail line, buildings and roads can be seen. The 'Brighton Hotel' can be seen in the centre right of the background. The caption, studio number and studio mark are inscribed on the reverse of the negative.
10/34 Tyrrell Inventory Number, 189 Kerry Studio Number
MarksCaption and studio number on plate emulsion verso lower right, inscribed by hand in reverse print in ink 'WOLLONGONG WHARF. 189'. Studio mark on plate emulsion verso lower left, inscribed by hand in reverse print in ink 'KERRY, PHOTO. SYDNEY.' These inscriptions are almost completely worn from the negative.
Inscription in plate emulsion verso upper right corner, scratched by hand '189' and illegible inscription on plate emulsion verso, upper right corner, scratched by hand and then scratched out. Inscrption in plate emulsion verso top edge, scratched by hand 'Wollongong Wharf'.