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Yachts and the ferry LADY CHELMSFORD on Sydney Harbour

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: 00010400
Place Manufactured:Sydney
Related Place:Sydney Harbour,

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    Description
    The vessel closest to the camera in this image displays the number '5' and an emblem of the letter 'A' within a diamond on the mainsail. The yacht further behind has a single vertical stripe featured on its mainsail.
    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 and crowds who supported and followed the sailing races are also included in this visual record.
    Additional Titles

    Assigned title: 18-foot skiff and ferry on the Harbour, inscribed 535

    Web title: Yachts and the ferry LADY CHELMSFORD on Sydney Harbour

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