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Unidentified merchant marine officer at the wire-operated telegraph on board SS CITY OF CAPE TOWN

Date: 1938-1953
Medium: Emulsion on nitrate film.
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Nitrate negative
Object No: 00021078
Place Manufactured:Woolloomooloo
Related Place:Woolloomooloo,

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    Description
    SS CITY OF CAPE TOWN was built in 1937 by Cammell Laird Ltd.
    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: Unidentified merchant marine officer at the wire-operated telegraph on board SS CITY OF CAPE TOWN

    Primary title: COUNTRY LIFE NEWSPAPER, STEAMSHIP "CITY OF CAPETOWN" AT WOOLLOOMOOLOO

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