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Presentation on board HMAS SYDNEY (II)

Date: February 1941
Medium: Emulsion on nitrate film.
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Nitrate negative
Object No: 00020337
Place Manufactured:Sydney
Related Place:Sydney, Sydney Harbour Bridge,

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    Description
    The city of Sydney welcomed home the crew of HMAS SYDNEY on 11 February 1941, after its service in the Mediterranean Sea. A number of presentations were made on board the cruiser. This images shows politician and former Australian Prime Minister, Billy Hughes, inspecting the crew of HMAS SYDNEY with Captain John Augustine Collins. From left to right: Lieutenant Commander Edmund Wybergh Thruston RN (partially obscured by Hughes's hat), Lieutenant Commander Jack Cawston Bacon RN, Lieutenant Commander Clive Craig Montgomery RN, Lieutenant Commander Michael Morgan Singer RN.
    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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    Assigned title: Presentation on board HMAS SYDNEY

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