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The Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron foreshore parkland area with flagpole and whale jawbones visible in background

Date: 1920s
Medium: Emulsion on glass
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Glass plate negative
Object No: 00024185
Place Manufactured:Kirribilli
Related Place:Berrys Bay,

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    The Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron is a private sailing club which was formed in 1862. This image depicts the foreshore parkland area. In the background, a whale's jawbones are visible and form an archway. The jawbones originally came from a whaling station at Twofold Bay, on the south coast of New South Wales. The flagpole was salvaged from the collier BELLAMBI.
    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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