David Moore ::

Orcades departure, Pyrmont, Sudney, ca. 1948 / source: State Library of New South Wales
“The departure of overseas liners was a ceremony accompanied by the parting of

paper streamers held by the passengers and their relatives and friends on the wharf. The ship’s siren sounded three times as it moved astern, breaking the bonds in a tangible and symbolic farewell.” (quoted from source)

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