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Australian Light Horse riding along Macquarie Street, Sydney

Australian Light Horse are depicted riding through Macquarie Street amongst crowds of people. The man saluting on the left is the Governor-General Sir Ronald Munro Ferguson. Sydney Hospital is visible in the background, upper left. A similar image published in the Sydney newspaper 'Referee' notes that the Light Horse were 'passing the saluting base in the Expeditionary Force route march through Sydney...His Excellency the Governor-General Sir Ronald Munro Ferguson is taking the salute' ('Sport and War', Referee 28 April 1915, p 1) trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/129349854

 

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. 00024579

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Taken on April 24, 1915