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: 00013710
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Source: Flickr Commons
The rowers are working hard - I wonder if it was a 'Man Overboard' exercise or demonstation? Or a race?
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia Thanks for the info re the flag. Popular opinion here is that it is indeed a Man Overboard exercise :)