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TSS AWATEA possibly leaving port at Walsh Bay in Sydney

Date: 1936-1942
Dimensions:
Overall: 206 x 153 mm
Medium: Silver gelatin print
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: 00021327
Place Manufactured:Sydney
Related Place:Walsh Bay,

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    TSS AWATEA, built in 1936, was owned by Union Steamship Company and was known as the 'Queen of the Tasman Sea'. It was a luxury liner that serviced the trans-Tasman route. AWATEA was requisitioned by the British Government during World War II and was sunk in 1942.
    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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    Web title: TSS AWATEA possibly leaving port at Walsh Bay in Sydney

    Primary title: TSS "AWATEA"

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