Item 02: Guano waggon, Malden Island, ca. 1900 / photographer unknown

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Item 02: Guano waggon, Malden Island, ca. 1900 / photographer unknown

Call numbers

SPF/2088

Record identifier

nZNvWg2n

Item 02: Guano waggon, Malden Island, ca. 1900 / photographer unknown

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Item 02: Guano waggon, Malden Island, ca. 1900 / photographer unknown

Full title

Item 02: Guano waggon, Malden Island, ca. 1900 / photographer unknown

Date

ca. 1900

Call Numbers

SPF/2088

Record Identifier

nZNvWg2n
Physical Description

Contents

1 photographic print - 15.5 x 20.5 cm - gelatin silver

Other Descriptions

Level of description

Item

Access and use

Copying Conditions

Out of copyright : Created before 1955

Please acknowledge : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales

Issue Copy

Digitised

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SCOPE AND CONTENTS

Contents

Guano waggon with sail up and indigenous labourers

ALTERNATIVE TITLES

Full title

Item 02: Guano waggon, Malden Island, ca. 1900 / photographer unknown

NOTES

General note

Transferred from SPF /Malden Island (BM), February 2011

Digital order no:a8610001

Signature / Inscriptions

Titled in ink on the reverse

CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION

Source

Pic.Acc.1547

Administrative / Biographical history

The guano diggers constructed a unique railroad on Malden Island, with cars powered by large sails. Laborers pushed empty carts from the loading area up the tramway to the digging pits, where they were then loaded with guano. At the end of the day, the sails were unfurled, and the train cars whisked back to the settlement by the prevailing southeastern winds.

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PRIMARY IDENTIFIERS

Call Numbers

SPF/2088

Record Identifier

nZNvWg2n

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OTHER IDENTIFIERS

Reference code

917507

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