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SS WESTFALEN near Woolloomooloo Bay in Sydney

Date: 1906-1944
Medium: Emulsion on nitrate film.
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Nitrate negative
Object No: 00020726
Place Manufactured:Sydney
Related Place:Woolloomooloo,

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    Description
    SS WESTFALEN was built in 1906 for the German company, Norddeutscher Lloyd. On 7 August 1944, the vessel was mined and sunk off the coast of Sweden. In total, 150 people lost their lives.
    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: SS WESTFALEN near Woolloomooloo Bay in Sydney

    Primary title: SS "WESTFALEN"

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