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Manora breakwater in SW monsoon.

Manora breakwater in SW monsoon.

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1860

Shelfmark: Photo 96/1(56)

Item number: 96156

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Manora breakwater, Karachi, from the 'Crofton Collection: Topographical and architectural views mostly in India', taken by an unknown photographer in the 1860s. In the early 19th Century Karachi was a small fishing village that was already becoming an important port due to its strategic location at the western end of the Indus delta. The Manora breakwater is a protective structure made of stone or concrete in Karachi that extends from the shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away. It was built in the late 1850s as part of a harbour improvement project.

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