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Group of soldiers in rows on deck

Date: August 1940
Medium: Emulsion on nitrate film.
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Nitrate negative
Object No: 00022398
Place Manufactured:Sydney
Related Place:Sydney,

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    This photograph depicts Australian soldiers on board AHS MANUNDA. In the back row in the top left is probably Private William Piper, third from the right is Seargent Roy Wheeler (later Lieutenant) and in the second back row, third from the left is Seargent Joseph Butterfield.
    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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