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British Phosphate Commission officers from MV TRIADIC

Date: 1938-1940
Medium: Emulsion on nitrate film.
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Nitrate negative
Object No: 00020403
Place Manufactured:Sydney
Related Place:Sydney,

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    MV TRIADIC was built for British Phosphate Commissioners in 1938 in Glasgow, Scotland. It was built as a Phosphate Carrier, however, in December 1940, it was captured, torpedoed and scuttled by the German auxiliary cruisers ORION and KOMET near the island of Nauru.
    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: British Phosphate Commission officers from MV TRIADIC

    Primary title: MV "TRIADIC" OFFICERS

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