In the 1930s Annie and Roy went to Tasmania for a holiday. They lived in central Victoria so it was a bit of an adventure. First they drove to Melbourne where they put their car on a boat (it was lifted on by crane), then they sailed to Launceston in northern Tasmania. Then they drove around the beautiful island for several weeks before doing the trip across Bass Strait in reverse.
They took quite a few photos, including this one. It's taken from a lookout near New Norfolk in Tasmania and that's the SS Cartela on the River Derwent. As the article below states, she's a famous steamer in her 'patch'. I don't think Roy and Annie went for a ride on the ship. (By the way, those are hop fields by the river.)
|SS Cartela on the Derwent River near New Norfolk, 1937.|
|www.afloat.com.au [Sept 2012]|
|SS Gippsland, 1930s, Gippsland Lakes.|
|Gippsland Times 7 Oct 1937|