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Sailing boats with crew and dinghies on the Harbour, 1909-1930

The Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron is a private sailing club which was formed in 1862. This image depicts a steamship, sailing boats and dinghies at the opening yacht season event the Squadron's headquarters in Kirribilli.


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 60-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. 00024219

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Taken circa 1919