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Handling cargo, Circular Quay

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CollectionsWaterside Workers' Federation of Australia
Title: Handling cargo, Circular Quay
Author(s): Photographer: not known
Date published: 2-Jul-2009
Steam winches and cranes were commonly used in the loading and unloading of ships in the 1880s. Here a portable mechanical winch is being used, in conjunction with shear-legs, probably to lift a heavy piece from a truck or dray prior to loading on board with ship's gear.
Other Identifiers: Z248-82


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