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Billy Hughes as Minister of the Navy greeting USN Officers : Visit of the United States Pacific Fleet to Sydney 20 - 21 March 1941

Date: 1941
Medium: Emulsion on nitrate film.
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Nitrate negative
Object No: 00023683
Place Manufactured:Sydney

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    Description
    This photograph depicts three men standing with William 'Billy' Morris Hughes, the seventh Prime Minister of Australia. The officer second from the right is a United States Navy Lieutenant Commander.
    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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