Handling cargo, Circular Quay
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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.
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