Vessel at anchor, Sydney Harbour

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Where: New South Wales, , Australia

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When: 01 January 1890

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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[145]

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    miniopterus

    • 05/Jul/2013 10:34:06

    RN barquentine? I'm not sure but that flag and general appearance, number of boats swung out etc look Navy.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 07/Jul/2013 11:10:12

    I thought it might have been HMS WATERWITCH, but no. (see discussion here - www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8136977972/)

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    miniopterus

    • 08/Jul/2013 08:53:37

    She has very fair and shiny appearance, even the ports are polished. Four boats on davits is somewhat generous for a trading or luxury vessel.

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    Australian National Maritime Museum on The Commons

    • 09/Jul/2013 00:46:01

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia We thought so too initially! Thought you and http://www.flickr.com/photos/sidpickle might need a new challenge since SUNBEAM :)

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    Australian National Maritime Museum on The Commons

    • 09/Jul/2013 00:47:21

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/miniop Thanks for your comment, agreed - this vessel does appear to be Navy.

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    miniopterus

    • 10/Jul/2013 08:40:52

    Couple of things extra. The bowsprit looks to be bowsed down, and there is a spar/funnel aft the foremost mast.

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    Australian National Maritime Museum on The Commons

    • 11/Jul/2013 07:14:14

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sidpickle http://www.flickr.com/photos/sidpickle Unfortunately this image is on its own in the collection, no other views (that I can find at this stage). Thanks for your helpful comments :)

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    maria.crina82

    • 13/Jul/2013 11:43:12

    ?

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    miniopterus

    • 15/Jul/2013 10:59:33

    A bit more work, she is a gunboat of sorts, not sure if she was part of the Australia Station or not.

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    Australian National Maritime Museum on The Commons

    • 16/Jul/2013 01:51:11

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/miniop Thanks, we'll keep an eye on how this discussion develops :)