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#101 Ian G

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 22:50

It is not uncommon for Tankers to take on sea water as ballast....but they don't usually deliver it elsewhere :wink:

Yeah,that was the first thought,they pumped out the wrong tank on the ship but no information was available as the State Manager blacked out info.There were rumours of sabotage as there were constant Union problems at the time but more likely human error or a faulty valve. 



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#102 lyntonh

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 05:37

Hydrofoil from Mrs Macquarie's Point

 

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#103 lyntonh

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 05:39

Do you like the way I got around the problem of the ad scaling down the size of my landscape photos!!


Edited by lyntonh, 19 December 2013 - 05:43.


#104 lyntonh

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 05:43

More upstream from the bridge.

 

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#105 eldougo

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 05:54

The first photo shows the new australia square building the tallest (the round building).and all those cargo ships sure was pre container days in Sydney.

 

Thanks Lynton and Happy Christmas.



#106 Lola5000

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 06:08

Wonderful photos,so much detail.

 

For me its the cargo ships and different times.

 

Great colour in the photos,were they slide pictures to start with? :up:



#107 lyntonh

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 07:24

Ektachrome E2 processed at home in the laundry!!

 

The colour is rich because they've only been through a projector about 5 times.

 

And they've always been stored spaced apart in metal boxes or more recently folders with sleeves, & always in the dark.

 

If you want to destroy slides, show them on the wall....the heat from the lamp attracts dust & the light fades the dyes!!



#108 Piquet959

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 12:15

I think the hydrofoil is the "Fairlight". There was another hydrofoil in the earlier group of photos that looked to be reddish in colour.
At that time there were two hydrofoils running from Circular Key to Manly one was the "Fairlight" the other,the red one, was the "Manly".

The "Manly" was the first hydrofoil and smaller of the two.

#109 lyntonh

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 22:39

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Manly



#110 lyntonh

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 22:57

From North Head....the brightness is all over the place because I was bracketing exposures & apertures, & trying out my new Praktica Nova 1 with 135mm & 50mm lenses....playing photographer, in other words.

 

A couple of shots posted earlier belong in this group.

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#111 Lola5000

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 02:43

Lynton,do you have any slides/photos of Rose bay....just hopping to see a flying boat or 2.



#112 lyntonh

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 05:03

Lynton,do you have any slides/photos of Rose bay....just hopping to see a flying boat or 2.

Not that I can find.    :cry:



#113 lyntonh

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 05:15

More boats

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#114 johnny yuma

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 05:49

Hydrofoil from Mrs Macquarie's Point

 

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Were these the Russian-made hydrofoils ?



#115 Catalina Park

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 07:00

I think they were Italian. I will google it!



#116 Wirra

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 07:12

 

More upstream from the bridge.

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I was at Walsh Bay/Barangaroo last weekend for a play by the Sydney Theatre Company staring Hugo Weaving and Richard Roxburgh (aka Rodger Rodgerson - fits in nicely with the period). I had a bit of a wander around the old wharves and stores. The stores are now converted to apartment complexes with a starting price around $2.5m. Times have changed, though with Packer getting govt approval to build a casino on the site I guess the business morality is constant.

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#117 GreenMachine

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 07:36

'What did I do with them' Dept:

 

Back in the dark ages, a group of us chartered an Ansett Sandringham for joy rides on Lake Eucembene.  Great day, lots of fun, and great to have the run of the big beast, including the flight deck.  I took lots of pictures, which I am now reminded of.  Must have another look for them over the break ...

 

Which reminds me of the great adventure a mate of mine had when travelling to Lord Howe on the last scheduled Sandringham service, just prior to the airstrip opening.  He had some official duties to do with the establishment of RPT services.  Night before departure a strong storm blew in, the Sandringham dragged its anchor and stove in a wingtip float.  He was devastated that he had to wait a week (or so) until the other Sandringham could be made serviceable for the recovery flight :cry: . 



#118 275 GTB-4

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 10:21

LOLA5000 - Lynton,do you have any slides/photos of Rose bay....just hoping to see a flying boat or 2.

Steady on Rob, I watched them at Nose Bay as a small boy...at least 10 years before having my first camera! :well:   ;)

 

(PS Merry Christmas to you and yours)



#119 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 12:01

From North Head....the brightness is all over the place because I was bracketing exposures & apertures, & trying out my new Praktica Nova 1 with 135mm & 50mm lenses....playing photographer, in other words.
 
A couple of shots posted earlier belong in this group.
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All those little sail boats dicing with all those big and bigger, and yet bigger boats. In about this period we caught a Manley Ferry and at the Manley end it almost hit two little sail boats which were everywhere. It was New Years Day 77 or 78. Last year I saw a little sail boat collide with a 30 foot cruiser. The big boat won! not sure of the rights or wrongs

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#120 GMACKIE

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 19:27

Not sure if it's still the same, but the "Power gives way to sail" rule did not apply to most ferries. I think they had special markings, or lights.

 

Great photos, Lynton.



#121 2Bob

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 20:45

From

 

http://www.maritime....ecialareas.html

 

"Some commercial ferries on Sydney Harbour display an orange diamond shape which grants priority (right of way) over sailing vessels. This is an exception to the ‘power gives way to sail’ rule.

Do not attempt to cross the path of an approaching ferry displaying this signal."

 

I lived in Sydney for 2 years (79-81) and crewed on a 33' yacht on Saturday afternoon races on the harbour.  Great fun being yelled at by the skipper and his 75 year old foreward deck leading hand!  Better still were the beers in the club rooms after!   Much worse than the ferries were the fleets of lasers(basically surf boards with sails) having their own races around some of the same marks as us.  They took great delight in 'calling' starboard when they were on starboard tack and we were on port tack.  If we didn't give way then they had no compunction about protesting us to the club committee after the races so that we would be disqualified from our race. 



#122 brucemoxon

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 09:50

Yesterday I crossed the Sydney Harbour Bridge six times. It's funny how you take this sort of thing for granted - visitors to our city get such a thrill from this most ordinary of activities for some Sydneysiders.

 

Gee, that city skyline has changed. You'd hardly know it from those pictures.

 

And Australia Square IS round and Circular Quay IS square. We like to keep 'em guessing.

 

 

 

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#123 Catalina Park

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 10:25

And Eastern Creek is in the west and flows from south to north.



#124 Ray Bell

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 21:03

On the question of the genesis of the hydrofoils...

 

The Manly, which came first, was Italian for sure. I don't recall about the subsequent ones as I'd lost a bit of my interest in the ferry system. 

 

Isn't "Manley" a piston manufacturer?

 

And the localities named "Manly" in both Sydney and Brisbane have no 'e' for the obvious reason that they were named after the 'manly' local aboriginals.



#125 GMACKIE

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 21:13

Aborigines?



#126 lyntonh

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 22:44

Circulay Quay in October 1968.

 

I was testing 50mm, 135mm & 2 times converter on the Praktica Nova 1.

 

What I found was that for the same exposure time etc, the low light definition remained reasonably constant, while the bright areas,

 "spilling & overflowing" were OK at lower magnification, but even though they remained in proportion, they became unpleasant at higher power as they were enlarged.

 

 

 

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Bragging points for the Ship's name....



#127 Catalina Park

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 23:04

On the question of the genesis of the hydrofoils...

 

The Manly, which came first, was Italian for sure. I don't recall about the subsequent ones as I'd lost a bit of my interest in the ferry system. 

Ah, the Manly was actually built in Japan by Hitachi but under licence to the Swiss based Sachsenberg Supramar company. (which everyone thinks is Italian but was really German till the Russians took over but don't mention the war.)



#128 DJH

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 23:50

That ship  looks like the old Fairstar, when she was still on the Sydney / London run. Taking young Aussies, such as Barry McKenzie back to Mother England to be truely educated.



#129 ken devine

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 23:53

I always enjoy my trips to Sydney i love the ferry ride from around the harbour and to Darling Harbour.
My first visit was 1986 and i would love to have Darling Harbour before it was redeveloped.
It is also the easiest city to get lost in as i found on my last visit.
Thanks for these photos.

Edited by ken devine, 21 December 2013 - 23:55.


#130 ken devine

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 23:55

I always enjoy my trips to Sydney i love the ferry ride from around the harbour and to Darling Harbour.
My first visit was 1986 and i would love to have seen the area before it was redeveloped.
It is also the easiest city to get lost in as i found on my last visit.
Thanks for these photos.

#131 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 05:46

On the question of the genesis of the hydrofoils...
 
The Manly, which came first, was Italian for sure. I don't recall about the subsequent ones as I'd lost a bit of my interest in the ferry system. 
 
Isn't "Manley" a piston manufacturer?
 
And the localities named "Manly" in both Sydney and Brisbane have no 'e' for the obvious reason that they were named after the 'manly' local aboriginals.

I think Manley make most engine components except pistons and camshafts.
And I am not a local,, so my spelling can be excused.
I have sent freight to Manley and it got there so I guess someone worked it out

Edited by Lee Nicolle, 22 December 2013 - 05:51.


#132 lyntonh

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 08:59

This shot, taken from the end of Darling Street Balmain East, is not at all good photographically, but....

 

I am absolutely intrigued to see what's in the foreground, just  a mile

from the Harbour Bridge in 1968.!!!

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Edited by lyntonh, 22 December 2013 - 08:59.


#133 lyntonh

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 23:31

City from the north east

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#134 lyntonh

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 23:33

This shot doesn't work, but...No Sydney Harbour series is complete without...............

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#135 GMACKIE

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 23:37

Pinchgut.

 

Looks like the makings of a wharf, in the 'Bridge' photo.



#136 eldougo

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 23:47

The floating timber used to make whalfs etc health and safety would have great time with that today.

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#137 Lola5000

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 01:01

City from the north east

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Long gone all those cargo ships..any photos of any tramp steamers?



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 01:05

 

The floating timber used to make whalfs etc health and safety would have great time with that today.

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Turpentine with the bark on for piles on the right.  (No not those piles you idiot).



#139 Ray Bell

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 12:27

Originally posted by lyntonh

This shot doesn't work, but...No Sydney Harbour series is complete without...............

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Isn't that the 'Baragoola' (launched 14.2.'22)?Though something tells me 'North Head' with the closed-in upper deck.


Edited by Ray Bell, 23 December 2013 - 12:29.


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#140 Lola5000

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 12:50

Am i correct that the old pre war (1939) ferries ,came out from UK under there own steam?



#141 lyntonh

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 01:15

A couple more ships

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Sublime and ridiculous

 

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Sublime

 

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#142 wagons46

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 02:40

[quote name="Lola5000" post="6536919" timestamp="1387803031"]
Am i correct that the old pre war (1939) ferries ,came out from UK under there own steam?[/quote

The 3 Scottish built Manly ferries, Curl Curl, Dee Why and South Steyne came out here under there own steam taking about 9-10 weeks for the trip. The others were built here.

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#143 Ray Bell

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 03:04

wagons, you must have been a friend of Bob Levett's too!

 

Dead right, sorry I missed the question a month ago. And one of them had to fire the boilers with the boards that were up to protect the windows en route, as I recall, when they ran out of coal.



#144 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 07:51

That would be a fairly adventurous trip. Scotland to Sydney on a harbor ferry.
A bloke I met did Hobart to Qld on one of Hobarts bushranger fleet and said it was quite exciting!! They did run into a 'minor' gale below Sydney.

#145 baz

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 12:07

That was indeed the Baragoola, North Head had two funnels. My grandfather was a Manly ferry skipper and his biggest gripe was about the arrogant yachties who thought they owned the harbour.



#146 Ray Bell

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 12:14

It wouldn't have been so bad, Lee...

 

The 'Steyne would have been longer than two Endeavours put end to end. Not only that, Ferdinand had done his thing to make it all so much easier by then.



#147 wagons46

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 19:37

As in Ferdinand de Lesseps I presume.

#148 D-Type

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 20:08

A couple more ships

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What on earth is a BI ship doing in Sydney?  That's P&O country!



#149 GMACKIE

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 20:48

What on earth is a BI ship doing in Sydney?  That's P&O country!

Probably full of 'Ten Quid Poms'. :wave:



#150 D-Type

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 21:24

I thought it was only the sheep that got there in freighters!