The Ladye Doris Entering Sydney Heads. Australian School.
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The Ladye Doris Entering Sydney Heads

Oil on academy board
47 x 61 cm
Inscribed on reverse Ladye Doris/1950 tons/
W. Montgomery & Co./London and
Mr Alexr. Campbell/c/o Mr Robert Smith/
21 Mathieson Street/Govan/Glasgow, South Side


Provenance:
Len and Alma Barton, Sydney, by descent until 2007


The Ladye Doris was built in Glasgow and launched in 1901.  Said to be the most beautiful ship ever built. It was a commercial sailing ship which plied the Cape Horn route to the Pacific and Australia. 

It was featured in a memoir titled I saw a ship a’sailing by Mary Hay, published by the National Maritime Museum, London in 1981.  Mary was the daughter of Captain Charles George Wood and Mary Elizabeth Wood. From 1902 until 1909 she sailed the seas on board the Ladye Doris with her parents and younger sister, Nancy

In September 1903 Ladye Doris was listed as carrying unassisted immigrant passengers

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