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HMAT BORDA berthing at Millers Point

Date: 1917
Medium: Emulsion on glass
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Glass plate negative
Object No: 00024648
Place Manufactured:Millers Point

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    Description
    This glass plate negative depicts the portside bow view of HMAT BORDA beside wharf 10 at Millers Point, Sydney. Its hull and funnel are painted in dazzle camouflage. BORDA was requisitioned from the P&O Steam Navigation Company by the government for use as troopship in 1916 or 1917.
    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.
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    Web title: HMAT BORDA berthing at Millers Point

    Assigned title: HMAT BORDA berthed at wharf

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