Mort’s Dock, Sydney. At lower right is a large single funnel cargo-passenger ship alongside the wharf. A four-masted fully rigged ship also appears alongside the wharf. SS WANDRA, a small single funnel vessel, is seen moored at a jetty and possibly BENCAIRN-Liverpool. Also captured is a four masted barque alongside the wharf with it’s main and mizzen masts minus their topmasts.
This photo is part of the Australian National Maritime Museum’s William J Hall collection. The Hall collection provides an important pictorial record of recreational boating in Sydney Harbour, from the 1890s to the 1930s – from large racing and cruising yachts, to the many and varied skiffs jostling on the harbour, to the new phenomenon of motor boating in the early twentieth century. The collection also includes images of the many spectators and crowds who followed the sailing races.
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Object no. ANMS1092