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Bow view of Anniversary Regatta flagship HMAS CANBERRA

Date: 1930s
Medium: Emulsion on nitrate film
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Nitrate negative
Object No: 00022371
Place Manufactured:Sydney
Related Place:Sydney, Sydney Harbour,

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    SignificanceThe Samuel J Hood photographic collection records an extensive range of maritime activity on Sydney Harbour, including sail and steam ships, warships, 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.
    HistoryThe Anniversary Regatta was first held in 1837 after a group of citizens from Sydney decided to celebrate the landing of the First Fleet on 26 January 1788. The regatta consisted of rowing and sailing races and always had a flagship, usually a merchant ship or passenger liner - in this case, HMAS CANBERRA. This social and sporting event was very popular with the public who took picnic refreshments to the foreshore and attended balls and recitals in the evening.
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    Web title: Bow view of Anniversary Regatta flagship HMAS CANBERRA

    Assigned title: HMAS AUSTRALIA

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