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WWI Australian troopship A28 (SS MILITIADES) anchored near Fort Denison

Date: 1914-1917
Medium: Emulsion on glass
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Glass plate negative
Object No: 00035153

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    Description
    WWI troopship A28, SS MILTIADES, anchored near Fort Denison.
    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.
    HistoryLeased from Aberdeen Line by the Commonwealth of Australia from the start of WWI to 15 September 1917:
    1st November 1914 assembled with the first convoy at King George's Sound, Albany Western Australia in transporting the First Detachment of the Australian and New Zealand Imperial Expeditionary Forces.
    7 February 1916 Medical Officers - From Adelaide. 1 August 1916 Medical Officers - From Melbourne. 9
    August 1916 Medical Officers - From Fremantle. 24 January 1917 Medical Officers - From Adelaide. 2
    August 1917 Medical Officers - From Sydney.


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