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ARGO being moored at Berrys Bay

Date: c 1932
Medium: Emulsion on glass
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Bruce Stannard
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Glass plate negative
Object No: 00002114
Place Manufactured:Sydney Harbour
Related Place:Berrys Bay,

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    Description
    A glass plate negative of the 18-foot skiff ARGO (ex HC PRESS III) being moored in front of the SCEGS boatshed, Berrys Bay, Sydney Harbour.
    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 many of Sydney Harbour's historic sailing clubs and events are also included in this visual record.
    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.
    Additional Titles

    Primary title: SCEGGS BOATSHED AND 18-foot skiff

    Web title: ARGO being moored at Berrys Bay

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