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Australian Army soldiers preparing to board a troopship

Date: May 1940
Medium: Emulsion on nitrate film.
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Nitrate negative
Object No: 00020479
Place Manufactured:Sydney
Related Place:Sydney,

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    Description
    This photograph, depicting Australian Army soldiers preparing to board a troopship, was taken when the Cunard Line's RMS MAURETANIA and RMS QUEEN MARY had sailed from New York to Sydney in March 1940 to carry troops to the United Kingdom.
    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: Australian Army soldiers preparing to board a troopship

    Primary title: QUEEN MARY and MAURETANIA

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