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Crowds possibly at Vaucluse in Sydney for the US Navy visit

Date: 23 July 1925
Medium: Glass plate negative
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: 00034708
Place Manufactured:Vaucluse
Related Place:Watsons Bay,

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    Description
    This photograph possibly depicts the crowds at the junction of New South Head Road and Hopetoun Avenue in Vaucluse, Sydney for the United States Navy visit. The tram seen at the left is possibly the Watsons Bay Line.

    On 23 July 1925, Sydney hosted eight of the US Navy Battle Fleet's largest ships, including USS CALIFORNIA, USS COLORADO, USS TENNESSEE, USS MARYLAND, USS WEST VIRGINIA, USS NEW MEXICO, USS MISSISSIPPI and USS IDAHO.
    SignificanceThis photograph is significant as a souvenir of the 1925 goodwill cruise of the United States Battle Fleet to Australia, which renewed the Australian-American alliance established by the Great White Fleet visit in 1908. The 1925 visit contributes to a long history of US Naval visits to Australian ports starting with the US Exploring Expedition in 1839-1840, followed by the 1908 visit of the Great White Fleet and later visits in the 1940s in the lead-up to World War II.
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    Primary title: PEOPLE, CARS AND TRAMS NEAR A ROAD JUNCTION

    Web title: Crowds possibly at Vaucluse in Sydney for the US Navy visit

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