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Wool bale delivery at Walsh Bay wharves

Date: c 1910
Medium: Glass plate negative
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: 00035628
Place Manufactured:Sydney
Related Place:Walsh Bay,

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    Description
    This photograph depicts a wool bale delivery underway at Hickson Road near Walsh Bay wharves in Sydney. In the centre of the image just beyond the carriages is a small sandstone building with a sign which reads 'Registered Public Weighbridge No.69 '. The building in the background to the left is Central Wharf Stevedoring Company.
    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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