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
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[http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] I think you are right about the Australia Hotel being built, but the tower is the GPO not the Town Hall. Maybe?! And the PFA is the Miles Building in Gloucester St - link in note. Also www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/7799953792/ Puzzled by the titling - I bet it originally said " 78. SYDNEY FROM "CREMORNE" (H. KING, PHOTO SYD.) " - ie this is another Henry King copy, and explains the early dating.
Interesting to compare buildings with these two Henry King photos from the next point back - http://www.flickr.com/photos/powerhouse_museum/4903826634/http://www.flickr.com/photos/powerhouse_museum/4903826832/
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Thanks folks, the gap between the inscriptions does look suspiciously like it once fit 'H. King Photo Syd'...
Great shot though and fantastic info from you blokes here.
A Pirates Dream!! :-)