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Dockworkers at launching of HMAS WARRNAMBOOL I

Date: 8 May 1941
Dimensions:
Overall: 155 x 204 mm
Medium: Silver gelatin print
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: 00021032
Place Manufactured:Sydney
Related Place:Waterview Bay,

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    Description
    This image depicts dockworkers launching the Bathurst class Minesweeper HMAS WARRNAMBOOL I, launching at Mort's Dock in Balmain, Sydney.
    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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    Primary title: Dockworkers at launching of HMAS WARRNAMBOOL I

    Web title: Dockworkers at launching of HMAS WARRNAMBOOL I

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