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Mail Steamer Leaving Port Melbourne, circa 1903
Mail Steamer Leaving Port Melbourne, circa 1903

Description
Depicted is believed to be one of the four P & O Steam Navigation Co.'s 6,100 ton "Jubilee class" steamships built in 1887-8 to compete with the Orient Line's "Orient" and her sister ships. The scene is typical of the mail ship departures that occurred we

"Mail Steamer Leaving Melbourne Port"
Shirley Jones collection of Victorian postcards
State Library of Victoria
Library Record Number: 1050780
Accession Number: H96.200/479