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Sailors and an accordion player on board MAGDALENE VINNEN

Date: March 1933
Medium: Emulsion on glass
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Glass plate negative
Object No: 00024595
Place Manufactured:Woolloomooloo Bay

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    This image depicts German sailors pushing the ship's capstan to the rhythm of an accordion player on board the four-masted steel barque MAGDALENE VINNEN. The vessel sailed into Sydney Harbour on 27 February 1933, under the command of Captain Lorenz Peters. The barque was loaded with almost 16,000 bales of wool, the fourth largest shipment to have left Sydney, before it sailed the record-breaking 82-day voyage for Falmouth, England. MAGDALENE VINNEN visited Australia again in 1935, with a cargo of wheat, lifted from Port Broughton in South Australia.
    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: CREW MEMBERS OF "MAGDALENE VINNEN", ACCORDIAN PLAYER ENCIRCLED BY SHIPS CREW

    Web title: Sailors and an accordion player on board MAGDALENE VINNEN

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