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Presentation on board HMAS SYDNEY

Date: 1890 - 1950
Medium: Emulsion on nitrate film.
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Nitrate negative
Object No: 00020334
Place Manufactured:Sydney
Related Place:Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney,

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    Presentation on board HMAS SYDNEY by the Lord Mayor Alderman Stanley Sadler Crick of gifts from the citizens of Sydney with (left to right) Lieutenant James Houston Simpson RANR (S), Lieutenant Commander Jack Cawston Bacon RN, Flight Lieutenant Thomas MacBride Price DFC RAAF standing next to SYDNEY's Executive Officer Commander Thomas Hilken RN (holding the silver bowl), Lieutenant Ian Treloar RAN, unidentifed RAN Sub-Lieutenant (possibly Thomas Edgar Davis).
    SignificanceThe Samuel J Hood photographic collection records an extensive range of maritime activity on Sydney Harbour, including sail and steam ships, naval vessels, 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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