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Man at the wheel of the sailing ketch CORWA

Date: c 1934
Medium: Emulsion on glass
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Glass plate negative
Object No: 00035022
Place Manufactured:Darling Harbour

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    Description
    This photograph depicts a man at the wheel of the sailing ketch CORWA near the Union Steam Ship Company of New Zealand's wharf in Darling Harbour. The company's wharf was situated next to the North Coast Steam Navigation Company's wharf.
    SignificanceThe Samuel J Hood photographic collection records an extensive range of maritime activity on Sydney Harbour, including sail and steam ships, crew portraits, crews at work, ship interiors, stevedores loading and unloading cargo, port scenes, pleasure boats and harbourside social activities from the 1890s through to the 1950s. They are also highly competent artistic studies and views - Hood was regarded as an important figure in early Australian photojournalism. Hood’s maritime photographs are one of the most significant collections of such work in Australia.
    Additional Titles

    Assigned title: Man at ship's wheel on deck of CORWA.

    Web title: Man at the wheel of the sailing ketch CORWA

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