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Mr H J Lamble inspecting a snow plough near the Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Date: 25 June 1934
Medium: Emulsion on glass
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Glass plate negative
Object No: 00035164
Place Manufactured:Sydney

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    This image depicts Mr Herbert John Lamble (centre) inspecting a snow plough for Mount Kosciusko. Herbert Lamble was Manager of Hotel Kosciusko from 1916 to 1922 and was Director of the New South Wales Government Tourist Bureau during the 1930s. He, along with the Honourable Frank Augustus Chaffey, Colonial Secretary, inspected the plough prior to its departure for Kosciusko. The plough was purchased by the NSW Tourist Bureau to ease the passage to Hotel Kosciusko during the winter months.

    On 19 July 1934, the 'Portland Guardian' reported that the plough: 'will enable passengers and goods to be conveyed to the chalet at Charlotte Pass, and to Kosciusko, the snow plough transported a load of Shell fuel oil, which is used for operating the lighting and heating plants at the Hotel Kosciusko.'
    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.
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