Dominion Monarch

  • Description

    The launch party on the platform,1938. Built at Swan Hunters & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend, Newcastle upon Tyne, The Dominion Monarch was a first class passenger-cargo liner and at the time was the largest of her type ever built in the Australasian trade. Photographed by J.H.Cleet. Starting off as an apprentice to South Shields based commercial photographer Parry, James Henry Cleet went on to become an independent photographer, being commissioned to photograph launches, such as this photograph and other official functions. TWAS Ref: DS.SWH/4/PH/4/1547/14 (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email To purchase a hi-res copy please email quoting the title and reference number.
  • Owner

    Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
  • Source

    TWAM (Flickr)
  • License

    What does this mean? No known copyright restrictions
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Last modified: 7 years, 6 months ago
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    Picture Taken: Unknown
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