Diver operating at the stern of the mail ship SS Ulimaroa, Port Melbourne, 27 April 1910. The ship operated between Australia and New Zealand. Photograph by Thomas Beckett.

Part of a collection of glass plate negatives taken by Dr Thomas George Beckett, doctor, pioneering radiologist and amateur photographer between 1891 and 1910. The collection is primarily of Beckett's family, friends, homes, and towns and suburbs where Beckett and his family lived, including Charlton in central Victoria and Northcote & South Yarra, suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria.

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The stern of a ship showing a crowd gathered at the ship 's rail looking down at some activity in the water below. several men on a smallish steam boat and a dinghy are engaged in some diving operation.

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