Image: Shirase expedition, Sydney, 1911 #9

Shirase expedition, Sydney, 1911 #9

Supporter in Sydney, Mr Moppett’s family.
This is Frederick William Moppett(1867-1933), his wife Catherine and son Warnford (born in 1898), at their home “Wilga”, in The Crescent, on the eastern side of Parsley Bay. The others in the photo are yet to be identified. Do you recognise them?

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Frederick Moppett was a surveyor, and a keen amateur sailor, frequently featuring in the sporting pages for harbour races of the Sydney Flying Squadron 18ft class, in his boat ‘Mavis’.


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