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SS ZAMBESI, possibly near the eastern suburbs of Sydney

Date: 1901-1917
Medium: Emulsion on nitrate film.
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Nitrate negative
Object No: 00020378
Place Manufactured:Sydney

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    Description
    Turner, Brightman and Company's SS ZAMBESI was built in 1901. On 1 April 1917, three crew members were killed when the vessel was torpedoed by the German submarine U-63.
    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: STEAMERS" ZAMBEZI" [SIC] "JUPITER" " HALLAMSHIRE" "TROPEA" W "SUNGAI" "LARGOLAW" SS "KYLEMHOR" "CAPE FINNESTERE"

    Web title: SS ZAMBESI, possibly near the eastern suburbs of Sydney

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