12 footer COMMONWEALTH on Sydney Harbour

William James Hall1890s – 1930s

Australian National Maritime Museum

Australian National Maritime Museum

This image, from the Hall collection of photographs which documented recreational boating in Sydney Harbour from the 1890s to the 1930s, shows a starboard view of the 12 footer yacht, identified as COMMONWEALTH, sailing on Sydney Harbour.

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  • Title: 12 footer COMMONWEALTH on Sydney Harbour
  • Creator: William James Hall
  • Date: 1890s – 1930s
  • Location: Sydney
  • Type: Glass plate negative
  • Significance: The Hall collection of photographs provides 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 images of the many spectators and crowds who followed the sailing races.
  • See institution's online collections: http://www.anmm.gov.au/collections
  • Medium: Emulsion on glass
  • Credit line: ANMM Collection Gift from Bruce Stannard


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