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Steam ferry, Prai River, Penang, 1884

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 2/12

Scope and Contents

204 x 151 mm. Showing the raft ferry, powered by a steam engine and protected by a roof above the open sides, on the Prai River, which debouches, on the Port Wellesley mainland near Butterworth, opposite George Town. On the raft itself are two Europeans in white uniforms, two hack gharries and a number of other passengers. A photograph probably taken in 1884 on completion of improvements to the Prai ferry.


  • Creation: 1884


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Biographical / Historical

Photograph probably taken by M.A. Cameron.

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Fair condition, fading in from edges.




Cameron, M A (?)

Finding aid date

2002-05-23 17:08:42+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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