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HMS REPULSE in Sydney Harbour

Date: 9 April 1924
Medium: Emulsion on glass
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Glass plate negative
Object No: 00035276
Place Manufactured:Cremorne Point
Related Place:Point Piper,

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    From 27 November 1923 to 28 September 1924, the British Royal Navy’s Special Service Squadron cruised around the world visiting and thanking those countries and allies who had offered their support during World War I. It was an opportunity to show naval strength and renew alliances. Samuel J Hood and possibly a number of other photographers belonging to his studio, travelled to various vantage points and photographed the fleet's arrival in Sydney. This photograph was taken at Cremorne Point with Point Piper visible in the distance to the right. The vessel beyond HMS REPULSE is HMS DRAGON.
    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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