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Three gaff rigged yachts and 18-foot vessels possibly at Robertson's Point, Sydney

Date: c 1924
Dimensions:
Overall: 80 x 138 mm
Medium: Emulsion on nitrate film.
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Nitrate negative
Object No: 00021547
Place Manufactured:Cremorne Point
Related Place:Robertsons Point,

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    Description
    This photograph was possibly taken at Robertson's Point during the 136th Anniversary Regatta, which took place in Sydney Harbour on 26 January 1924. The P&O liner RMS MOLDAVIA II was the flagship at the event and a luncheon was hosted on board the vessel for distinguished guests. Among those invited were guests of honour Governor-General Lord Henry William Forster, Lieutenant-Governor Sir William Cullen and Vice Admiral Saito Shichigoro of the visiting Imperial Japanese Navy squadron. Garden Island is visible to the right in the background.
    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.
    Additional Titles

    Primary title: OCEAN LINER AND ASSORTED VESSELS IN HARBOUR

    Web title: Three gaff rigged yachts and 18-foot vessels possibly at Robertson's Point, Sydney

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