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Building decks on Cowper Street Wharf, Woolloomooloo

Date: 1890-1930
Medium: Glass plate negative
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Glass plate negative
Object No: 00034577
Place Manufactured:Woolloomooloo

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    Description
    This image depicts workmen building a deck at Cowper Street Wharf in Woolloomooloo Sydney. The sign to the left reads
    'Caution
    Do not drop anchors(?)
    Cables are laid from
    Potts Point to
    Garden Island'
    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.
    Additional Titles

    Primary title: BUILDING DECKS ON WHARF NEAR POTTS POINT

    Web title: Building decks on Cowper Street Wharf, Woolloomooloo

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