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The men of the French Naval Brigade march on Macquarie Street, Sydney

This photograph depicts the 50 men of the French Naval Brigade led by Lieutenant Coustolle as they pass Governor-General Sir Ronald Munro Ferguson on Macquarie Street in Sydney.

 

This photo is part of the Australian National Maritime Museum’s Samuel J. Hood Studio Collection. Sam Hood (1872-1953) was a Sydney photographer with a passion for ships. His 72-year career spanned the romantic age of sail and two world wars. The photos in the collection were taken mainly in Sydney and Newcastle during the first half of the 20th century.

 

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Photographer: Samuel J. Hood Studio Collection

 

Object no. 00024582

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Taken on April 24, 1915