Search the Collection
Advanced Search

RMS QUEEN MARY and the tug SS HEROIC, Port Jackson, Sydney

Date: May 1940
Medium: Emulsion on nitrate film.
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Nitrate negative
Object No: 00020491
Place Manufactured:Sydney
Related Place:Sydney,

User Terms

    This photograph, depicting RMS QUEEN MARY and what is likely to be the Fenwick tug SS HEROIC near Port Jackson in Sydney, was taken when the Cunard Line's RMS MAURETANIA and QUEEN MARY had both sailed from New York to Sydney in March 1940 to carry troops to the United Kingdom.
    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: QUEEN MARY and MAURETANIA

    Web title: RMS QUEEN MARY and the tug SS HEROIC, Port Jackson, Sydney

    Related People

    Discuss this Object


    Please log in to add a comment.