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Filming the WWII melodrama 'Always Another Dawn' on board a RAN warship

Date: 1947
Medium: Emulsion on acetate film
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Negative
Object No: 00021830
Place Manufactured:Sydney
Related Place:UNKNOWN,

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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, 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.
    HistoryFrom Michael Houston's online publication - 'Reminisces of a Lifetime', chapter 3 Diary of Service, Royal Australian Navy.
    Jervis Bay, NSW.
    Arrived: 7/7/1947
    Exercises. While shooting the film ‘Always another Dawn’ we
    were required to drop ‘Depth Charges’ in Jervis Bay,
    (simulated attack on a Submarine) A very spectacular event.
    Thousands of fish of all descriptions, including sharks, were
    stunned and lying on the surface. We tied heaving lines to
    buckets and lowered them to the water, scooping up several
    hundred fish. Needless to say we were eating fresh fish for
    days!
    Sailed: 11/7/1947
    Sydney, NSW.
    Arrived: 11/7/1947Alongside Garden Island, fuelled ship,
    then moved to our usual berth at ‘Destroyer Row’. The film
    unit were still aboard filming their movie. We had them aboard
    for two weeks. Liberty-men were filmed landing at Man O’
    War Steps, which we did a number of times, until we got it
    right!
    Sailed: 14/7/1947
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