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Living history at Central Pier

03 Dec 2012

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When the Bryant family first arrived at Pier 10, Victoria Dock on November 14, 1912 they were met with a completely different Docklands than the one we know today.

The family had left England and travelled to Melbourne on the M.V. Indrapura.

“It was the ship’s maiden voyage as an emigrant transport vessel following a refit and there was a crowd of dignitaries and newspaper representatives there at Pier 10 to greet the newcomers,” descendant Pamela Bryant said.

“Family members can be clearly identified in press photos of the day.”

100 years later more than 20 descendants of the Bryant family returned to Docklands for a get-together on November 11 at The Woolshed Pub at Shed 9 on Central Pier.

Ms Byrant said family members had travelled from as far as New Zealand and Queensland to be there on the day.

“Their efforts are very much appreciated and I’m sure that all enjoyed the experience of “walking the walk” of their ancestors,” Ms Byrant said.

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