the SS Coogee was on the Bass Strait ferry run between Launceston and Melbourne for Huddart Parker Limited from 1890 to 1903. On Christmas morning 1903 it collided with the Fortuna Figaro near the Heads in heavy fog. The SS Pateena was built for the Tasmanian Steam Navigation Company and launched in 1883. It collided with the SS Warrentinna in the Tamar river in 1893. It had a further incident in 1897, and collided with the SS Pilbarra in the River Yarra in 1902
good condition, consistent with age some restoration as would be expected "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."