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Group portrait with eight men on board RMS ORSOVA, including Stanley Bruce and Lord Stonehaven

Date: 26 January 1929
Medium: Emulsion on glass
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Glass plate negative
Object No: 00024312
Place Manufactured:Neutral Bay

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    This image depicts eight men on the deck of RMS ORSOVA at the Anniversary Day Regatta which was held on Sydney Harbour on 26 January 1929. From left to right: Colonel Alfred Spain, chairman of the Anniversary Day Regatta Committee and member of the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, possibly Rear-Admiral E R G R Evans, Royal Australian Navy, possibly Captain G G Thorne of RMS ORSOVA, Sir William Cullen, Lieutenant-Governor of New South Wales, Douglas L Dowdell, Orient Line Australian branch general manager, John Garlick, Sydney Chief Civic Commissioner and president of the 1929 Anniversary Day Regatta Committee, Lord John Lawrence Baird Stonehaven, the Governor-General of Australia and far right is Stanley Melbourne Bruce who was Prime Minister of Australia from 1923 to 1929.
    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: Group portrait with eight men on board RMS ORSOVA, including Stanley Bruce and Lord Stonehaven

    Primary title: ANNIVERSARY REGATTA [SIC] MEN ON SHIPS DECK, MAN ON FAR RIGHT IS STANLEY MELBOURNE BRUCE, PRIME MINISTER OF AUSTRALIA 1923 - 1929

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