Unloading wool bales from SS CANONBAR, 1927-1940

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When: 10 May 2004

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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. 00035704

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Owner: Australian National Maritime Museum on The Commons
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samueljhoodcollection hoodcollection sydney wharf wharves woolbales wool cargo cargovessel sscanonbar vintagecars winch federal truck lorry cavanough hcavanough

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 22/Jul/2013 08:37:24

    Couple of other photos of SS CANONBAR - acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/itemDetailPaged.aspx?itemID=392550 www.awm.gov.au/collection/303053/

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 22/Jul/2013 08:45:32

    Ha! This is much more interesting than it seems ... From - www.clydesite.co.uk/clydebuilt/viewship.asp?id=21243 -

    ss CANONBAR built by Ardrossan Drydock & Shipbuilding Co, Yard No 236 Last Name: KETTARA IV (not in Schell) Previous Names: ROSITA (1949) VALIENTE (1959) Propulsion: steam, triple expansion Launched: Thursday, 14/04/1910 Built: 1910 Ship Type: Steamship Ship's Role: Cargo Tonnage: 708 grt Length: 185.5 feet Breadth: 32.1 feet Draught: 11 feet Owner History: North Coast S. N. Co Ltd, Sydney 1926 John Burke Ltd, Brisbane. Requisitioned in WW2 [hence the photo at the AWM website above] 1946 Hong Kong owners, later Singapore/Panama. Status: Sunk - 16/03/1966 Remarks: O.N. 125242. 1910 Registered Sydney. 06/1910 Completed. 1966 Shelled off North Vietnam in the demilitarised zone.
    From - www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?195182 -
    SS Kettara IV was shelled (N Vietnam Army) and sunk off the DMZ, Vietnam on the 16th March 1966 and all the crew were lost. She was on route from Singapore for Danang, with a carg of cement & general cargo.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 22/Jul/2013 08:49:25

    56 years working life is not bad, I think. Plus several wars ...

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 22/Jul/2013 08:59:50

    Thinking this is after 1926 because of 'Brisbane' on the lifebelt. Or not?

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    whatsthatpicture

    • 22/Jul/2013 12:28:03

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] I was just thinking the same thing. But do those vehicles look older, with no pneumatic tyres?

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 22/Jul/2013 12:46:47

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/whatsthatpicture] There is a 1933 photo with some of these solid-tyred trucks (They remind me of the lorry which Jones the butcher had in 'Dad's Army') - [http://www.flickr.com/photos/anmm_thecommons/9029870974/in/set-72157629416093106]

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 22/Jul/2013 12:50:32

    Ha! Just noticed it is the same Federal truck in both photos L94-990 !!

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    Australian National Maritime Museum on The Commons

    • 23/Jul/2013 01:40:41

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] [http://www.flickr.com/photos/whatsthatpicture] Wow, it's like the photobombing truck haha! I think you're right regarding the date, getting a 1930s vibe, but to be safe you could say 1927-1940.

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    quasymody

    • 09/Nov/2014 05:41:34

    I'm now more convinced...still not 100%...that these pics of the Canonbar loading wool were taken on one of the wharves at the end of Harris St, Pyrmont and that they involve the shipment of wool which Cav & Co carted to/from the old Goodlet & Smith store... ...see comments re location here [https://www.flickr.com/photos/anmm_thecommons/9029870974/] then check out this pic [https://www.flickr.com/photos/anmm_thecommons/7974679414/sizes/k/in/photolist-d9GjmE/] note the odd concrete structure we see to the rhs in this pic of the Canonbar...which I think we also see in the pic of the Mosel (looks like a sculpture awaiting future gentrification...or maybe prefabricated concrete beams which were used in the wharf precinct construction...) [https://www.flickr.com/photos/anmm_thecommons/9340737694/in/photostream/]

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    quasymody

    • 12/Nov/2014 06:20:57

    Ha! I missed this one. It's the clincher! [https://www.flickr.com/photos/anmm_thecommons/9348646270/] I'm now 99%+ convinced that these SS Canonbar pics were taken on the wharf at the end of Harris St, Pyrmont...which came into being after the ?1928+ reclamation...so I suspect these Canonbar pics might have been taken in the early 1930s... Whether the Canonbar pics were taken on the same occasion as the pics of Cav & Co with the wool bales at the old Goodlet & Smith store is still unclear...remember we also see Cav & Co in action over at Woolloomoolloo, loading the Magdelene Vinnen...just going on the trucks we see in the MV pic, I'd say the MV pic might have been taken on a different occasion to the pic of Cav & Co at the old Goodlet & Smith store... [https://www.flickr.com/photos/anmm_thecommons/6958063402/in/set-72157629416093106]

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    quasymody

    • 14/Nov/2014 09:57:05

    nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16953488 SMH 16/2/1933 "Vessels Due To-day'...'Canonbar, s. from Queensland ports (No. 25 wharf Pyrmont) this is one of the first hits I've found in the digitised newspapers for No. 25 wharf at Pyrmont...so my guess is this was about the time it opened for business. The cement certainly looks new in these Sam Hood pics.