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HMAS SYDNEY's Captain John Collins talking to Billy Hughes

Date: 10 February 1941
Medium: Emulsion on nitrate film.
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Samuel J Hood Studio
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Nitrate negative
Object No: 00020347
Place Manufactured:Sydney
Related Place:Circular Quay,

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    HMAS SYDNEY has just returned from the Mediterranean Sea and its service with the 7th Cruiser Squadron. Onboard Captain John Collins talks to the Minister for Navy, William Morris 'Billy' Hughes. Collins would later become the First Naval Member of the Australian Commonwealth Naval Board and Chief of Naval Staff, while Hughes was Prime Minister of Australia from 1915 to 1923.

    SignificanceThe Samuel J Hood photographic collection records an extensive range of maritime activity on Sydney Harbour, including sail and steam ships, warships, 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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