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Lavender Bay and McMahons Point with tramsheds in the foreground

Date: 1920s
Medium: Glass plate negative
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: 00034782
Place Manufactured:Milsons Point
Related Place:Lavender Bay, McMahons Point, Millers Point,

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    Description
    This photograph was taken from Milsons Point in Sydney and depicts McMahons Point and Lavender Bay. Two ferries appear centre right. An unidentified three-masted barque appears centre left off McMahons Point. In the foreground are sheds for North Shore Rail and Tramway Services which opened the railway service in 1893. Millers Point wharves to the left.
    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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    Primary title: LAVENDER BAY AND MCMAHONS POINT WITH TRAMSHEDS IN FOREGROUND

    Web title: Lavender Bay and McMahons Point with tramsheds in the foreground

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