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Crew of MERSEY undertaking repairs

Date: 1908-1915
Medium: Emulsion on nitrate film.
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Nitrate negative
Object No: 00020275
Place Manufactured:Sydney
Related Place:Darling Harbour,

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    Description
    The White Star Line three-masted training ship MERSEY had the capacity to train 60 cadets. Between 1908 and 1915 MERSEY made six trips to Australia. This photograph depicts cadets undertaking repairs on board MERSEY at Darling Harbour.
    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: Crew of MERSEY undertaking repairs

    Primary title: MERSEY crew

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