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Reproduced courtesy of Jon Reid

A dock worker crosses from one side of the ship to the other via a gap in the supporting blocks.

Date: 2001
Dimensions:
Image: 202 x 305 mm
Medium: Photographic print on archival fibre-based paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Copyright: © Joh Reid
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: 00044620
Related Place:Garden Island,

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    Description
    In 2001 the replenishment vessel HMAS SUCCESS was being refitted in the Captain Cook Graving Dock at Garden Island, Sydney. This photograph shows a dock worker crossing from one side of the ship to another via a small gap in the supporting blocks. The photograph illustrates some of the important maintenance work carried out at the dock and vividly captures the conditions of working life.
    SignificanceThis photograph represents the importance of the Captain Cook Graving Dock to the Royal Australian Navy and the jobs of its workers.
    HistoryJon Reid's photographic project in 2001 showcases HMAS SUCCESS, a RAN offshore replenishment vessel, undergoing a refit at the Captain Cook Graving Dock, Garden Island, Sydney, NSW. As the largest graving dock in the southern hemisphere it is a strong military port for not only Australian ships but allied ones too. Reid's photographs show the importance of the dockyard to our current Navy in the continuation of the long tradition of caring for warships since it was first developed in the 19th century.


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    Primary title: A dock worker crosses from one side of the ship to the other via a gap in the supporting blocks.

    Assigned title: Photograph of work during the multi-million dollar refit to offshore replenishment vessel HMAS SUCCESS at the Captain Cook Graving Dock, ADI Ltd Garden Island facility in Sydney, 2001.

    Web title: A dock worker crosses from one side of the ship to the other via a gap in the supporting blocks.

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    Photographer: Jon Reid

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