The ruins of Moy Castle, Scotland

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When: 01 January 1900

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This photo is part of the Australian National Maritime Museum’s William Hall collection. The Hall collection combines photographs from both William J Hall and his father William Frederick Hall. The images provide 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 studio portraits and images of the many spectators and crowds who followed the sailing races.

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Object number: ANMS1092[092]

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Owner: Australian National Maritime Museum on The Commons
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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 15/Jul/2013 07:40:57

    That doesn't look like Sydney! Ireland, Scotland, Wales ... ... ? Is the photo related to the next 'Rothesay Bay' ?

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    Australian National Maritime Museum on The Commons

    • 16/Jul/2013 00:15:03

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] Hi BC, this image was part of the same donation as the ROTHESAY BAY photograph, however no clues to its origins. It was in a box with the word 'steam' written on it, not very enlightening. Looks very Scottish though IMHO...

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    quasymody

    • 16/Jul/2013 03:35:16

    Isn't that Hancock's Tower? It was in George St... [http://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] can tell everyone about it... Looks a bit like Ballynacarriga Castle...maybe the same architect and building contractors? www.britainirelandcastles.com/Ireland/County-Cork/Ballyna... ; there are a few other suspects here www.britainirelandcastles.com/region/Ireland/County-Cork....

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 16/Jul/2013 07:13:15

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Not Hancocks Tower! ( www.flickr.com/photos/state-records-nsw/8746028468/ ) Ballynacarriga Castle looks similar, but different. Let's get the Irish Flickroonies on to it ...

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    Fraser P

    • 16/Jul/2013 07:30:47

    Definitely not Welsh - the solitary tower house style looks either Scottish or possibly Irish to me. The height of the hill behind makes me favour Scottish for some reason. Not too many places in Ireland where steep hills of such a height rise close to the sea, which is where I think we are because of the signs of erosion on the lower left of the picture.

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    Fraser P

    • 16/Jul/2013 07:41:49

    Gotcha - it's Moy Castle, Lochbuie, Isle of Mull: www.wildfuture.co.uk/images/IOMu-UK/history/moycastle/Moy...

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    quasymody

    • 16/Jul/2013 07:50:55

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/fraserpettigrew] Great find! I've already handed out this month's gold star to you-know-who for his Hancock's Tower discovery...but this definitely qualifies for silver!

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 16/Jul/2013 08:27:51

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/fraserpettigrew] Brilliant - well done you! I wonder what a Scottish Castle has to do with this collection of ship photos, mostly in Sydney?

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 16/Jul/2013 09:44:51

    More history of Moy Castle - www.mull-historical-society.co.uk/moy-castle.htm

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    Fraser P

    • 16/Jul/2013 09:58:19

    If there are any other unknowns in the collection, try them at www.flickr.com/groups/whatsthatpicture/ or www.flickr.com/groups/locationhunters/ Lots of clever clogs over there.

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    quasymody

    • 17/Jul/2013 01:02:41

    www.flickr.com/photos/blue_mountains_library_-_local_stud... here's a photo puzzle waiting for a solution...I suspect the location might have been Scotland...WARNING...parental guidance recommended...anyone with an allergy should probably be careful as well...the pic involves cricket!

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    Australian National Maritime Museum on The Commons

    • 17/Jul/2013 06:47:42

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] [http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] [http://www.flickr.com/photos/fraserpettigrew] A find worthy of a gold star from where we are sitting! It is in a collection attributed to Hall - perhaps taken during a 1929 visit overseas ? Perhaps an image collected from another photographer? It is an odd addition to the collection.

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    Australian National Maritime Museum on The Commons

    • 17/Jul/2013 07:00:38

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Let us know if you crack the cricket pic! Looks like a university to me. Jesus College Cricket Club (Cambridge University)?

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    Fraser P

    • 17/Jul/2013 07:37:42

    It doesn't bear any resemblance to Jesus College motifs, Cambridge or Oxford, nor either of the Pembrokes, nor Peterhouse... I suspect it may be some kind of non-university college or some other kind of 'C'. Collieries can be discounted - I don't think any of those hands have ever so much as touched a lump of coal.

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    Australian National Maritime Museum on The Commons

    • 23/Jul/2013 00:57:16

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/fraserpettigrew] Ha! True - best of luck with it, I am sure their identities will be discovered eventually :)

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    quasymody

    • 05/Sep/2014 15:57:53

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/national_library_of_australia_commons/14728133304/] calling all castle experts!!!