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Portrait of six men standing outside SCEGS boatshed, Berry's Bay

Date: c 1920
Medium: Emulsion on glass
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Transfer from the Mitchell Library
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Glass plate negative
Object No: 00012789
Place Manufactured:Sydney

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    Description
    Boat builder Sid Barnett can be seen leaning against the shed, far left.
    SignificanceThe Hall photographic collection provides an important pictorial record of recreational boating in Sydney Harbour from the 1890s to the 1930s. The collection documents the lively sailing scene in Sydney during this period and features images of vessels ranging from large racing and cruising yachts to the great array of skiffs and the emerging technologies of motorboats. Images of the many spectators, yachting and boat-building identities of Sydney Harbour are also included in this photographic collection.
    HistoryThe original boatshed for Sydney Church of England Grammar School, or Shore School, was situated at Berry's Bay. The school acquired its own boatshed in Looking Glass Bay in 1919, presented to them by Mr Russell Sinclair, in memory of his son.

    Sydney boat builder Prince Barnett (father of shipwright Billy Barnett) worked as the caretaker of the Shore School boatshed. When the school moved its aquatic activities to its new location, Barnett bought the house and boatshed. Barnett hired the shed out to many of Sydney Harbour's 18-footer crews to store their skiffs.
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