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Australian troops at Garden Island Wharf ready for embarkation

Date: 1916
Medium: Emulsion on glass
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Glass plate negative
Object No: 00024581
Place Manufactured:Sydney
Related Place:Woolloomooloo, Potts Point,

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    Description
    Australian soldiers are depicted at Wharf 2, Garden Island ready for embarkation. Wharf 7, Woolloomooloo Bay can be seen opposite the soldiers. This photograph was probably taken in October or November 1916. The moustached man standing near the right hand side of the photograph is possibly Colonel Gustave Mario Ramaciotti who was heavily involved in the mobilization of troops in Sydney.
    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: SOLDIERS AT WHARF FOR EMBARKATION, GARDEN ISLAND WHARF, ACROSS BAY TOWARDS WHARF 7 WOOLOOMOOLOO BAY, SYDNEY

    Web title: Australian troops at Garden Island Wharf ready for embarkation

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