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Departure of Reinforcements to the Front

Troops (seen from dock) wave from ship prior to departure. Numerous civilians hold streamers connected with occupants of ship, while other civilians wave handkerchiefs as the ship leaves the wharf. The HMAT A20 Hororata weighed 9,400 tons with an average cruise speed of 14 knots or 25.92 kmph. It was owned by the New Zealand Shipping Co Ltd, London, and leased by the Commonwealth until 11 September 1917.

Year:1916

Location:Port Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

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Departure of Reinforcements to the Front

Troops (seen from dock) wave from ship prior to departure. Numerous civilians hold streamers connected with occupants of ship, while other civilians wave handkerchiefs as the ship leaves the wharf. The HMAT A20 Hororata weighed 9,400 tons with an average cruise speed of 14 knots or 25.92 kmph. It was owned by the New Zealand Shipping Co Ltd, London, and leased by the Commonwealth until 11 September 1917.


Year: 1916

Length: 02:21

Production Company: Pathe Home Cinematograph

Credits: Pathe Home Cinematograph

Source: National Film and Sound Archive of Australia

Catalogue Reference: NFSA title: 9396


Location: Port Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

Tags: Australia, soldiers, departures, transport ship, HMAT A20 Hororata

Subject: soldiers, departures, transport ship, HMAT A20 Hororata


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Departure of Reinforcements to the Front

  • Port Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

  • 0:00

    Intertitle: Departure of Reinforcements for the Front

  • 0:02

    Troops on transport ship joking and waving to the camera

  • 1:15

    Crowds on the dock farewelling the troops

  • 1:57

    Ship slowly departs while crowd and troops wave