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HMAS AUSTRALIA or HMAS CANBERRA underway

Date: 1928 - 1953
Medium: Emulsion on glass
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Glass plate negative
Object No: 00035877

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    Description
    This areal photograph shows a Royal Australian Navy heavy cruiser - HMAS AUSTRALIA or HMAS CANBERRA - underway in Sydney Harbour.
    SignificanceThe Samuel J Hood photographic collection records an extensive range of maritime activity on Sydney Harbour, including sail and steam ships, naval vessels, 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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    Assigned title: Image of heavy cruiser underway in Sydney harbour

    Web title: HMAS AUSTRALIA or HMAS CANBERRA underway

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