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18-foot skiffs on Sydney Harbour, one displaying the Australian flag on the mainsail and the other a Union Jack

Date: c 1900
Medium: Emulsion on glass
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Bruce Stannard
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Glass plate negative
Object No: 00002186
Related Place:Sydney Harbour,

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    Description
    Glass plate negative of two 18 footers on Sydney Harbour, by William Hall.
    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.
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    Web title: 18-foot skiffs on Sydney Harbour, one displaying the Australian flag on the mainsail and the other a Union Jack

    Primary title: TWO 18-foot skiffS, AUSTRALIAN FLAG ON ONE SAIL, UNION JACK ON THE OTHER

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