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Vessels and spectators in Sydney Harbour

Date: 1920-1935
Medium: Glass plate negative
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Glass plate negative
Object No: 00034588

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    This photograph depicts a variety of vessels with spectators watching a rowing race in Sydney Harbour. There is a ferry listing in the background, which is possibly a Charles Rosman ferry.
    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: ROWING RACE IN HARBOUR

    Web title: Vessels and spectators in Sydney Harbour

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