Historical information

Photograph of the side of the Goonawarra loading wool at Melbourne. Allan Charles Quinn worked on the Goonawarra during 1946. The Goonawarra worked between Sydney, Melbourne, Palmyro Island, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Panama Canal, Falworth, Le Havre and Goteborg.


The Allan Charles Quinn collection is a collection of letters and photographs taken and written when Allan went to sea at 16 years of age. They provide a snapshot of life at sea in the period immediately following World War II.

Physical description

Black and white photograph of the Goonawarra at berth in Melbourne, loading wool.

Inscriptions & markings

Black in on reverse: Goonawarra loading wool at/ Melbourne 13 Jan 1946