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RMS TAHITI in Sydney Harbour
Image by Australian National Maritime Museum on The Commons
The well known and popular steamer RMS TAHITI sank in August 1930 400 nautical miles west of Raratonga. Disaster struck the liner during a voyage from Sydney to San Francisco, however the SS VENTURA and SS PENYBRYN were on hand to assist with a mid-ocean rescue. Returning to Australia and New Zealand, some of the survivors and rescuers found a ready market for their images of the incident amongst New Zealand and Australian newspapers and movie houses. Read >>>our blog<<< on the sinking.
Prior to the sinking, in November 1927, TAHITI had been involved in a tragic collision with the Sydney Ferry GREYCLIFFE. The collision occurred off Bradley’s Head and resulted in the ferry sinking immediately with the loss of 37 lives, many of them school children. Head to the >>>blog<<< to read more about this incident.
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Object number 00017557
“The Women” Co. girls on Tamarama beach, 2 February 1939 / photographer Sam Hood
Image by State Library of New South Wales collection
Clare Booth Luce’s all female play was daring for its day and was cast in Sydney with a Broadway star, Irene Purcell. The cult movie starring Norma Shearer and Joan Crawford was made in the same year.
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From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales www.sl.nsw.gov.au