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SS ATTILA in Port Jackson, Sydney

Date: 1897-1914
Medium: Emulsion on nitrate film.
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Nitrate negative
Object No: 00020375
Place Manufactured:Sydney
Related Place:Sydney,

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    Description
    Hungarian Levant Steamship Company Ltd's SS ATTILA was built in 1891 in Newcastle, England. It traded under the name SS ATTILA from 1897 and sailed to various ports in Australia including Sydney and Adelaide, with a cargo of wool bound for Europe. In 1914, the ship was seized in Kirkwall, Orkney Islands en route from Port Talbot, Wales to Bergen, Norway.
    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

    Web title: SS ATTILA in Port Jackson, Sydney

    Primary title: STEAM ALTONA SS "APOLO" 2 ALGOA SS" ABEOUR" [SIC.] (ON ENVELOPE), SS "APOLO" (ON IMAGE)

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