A group of children hoisted in a crate on board HMAS AUSTRALIA II

Samuel J Hood Studio6 December 1930

Australian National Maritime Museum

Australian National Maritime Museum

This image depicts children in a crate hoisted on board HMAS AUSTRALIA II. The event was the annual children's Christmas party and was hosted on 6 December 1930. The girl wearing glasses on the left is Miss Rosemary Game, daughter of Sir Philip (Governor of New South Wales) and Lady Gwendolen Game. The boy next to her is possibly her brother Philip Game and the boy far right is possibly her other brother, David Game. The girl with pigtails and wearing a hat is possibly Miss Rosemary Budge, daughter of Sir Harry Budge, Secretary to the Governor, Sir Philip Game.

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  • Title: A group of children hoisted in a crate on board HMAS AUSTRALIA II
  • Creator: Samuel J Hood Studio
  • Date: 6 December 1930
  • Location: Garden Island
  • Type: Photograph
  • Significance: The Samuel J Hood photographic collection records an extensive range of maritime activity on Sydney Harbour, including sail and steam ships, crew portraits, crews at work, ship interiors, stevedores loading and unloading cargo, port scenes, pleasure boats and harbourside social activities from the 1890s through to the 1950s. They are also highly competent artistic studies and views - Hood was regarded as an important figure in early Australian photojournalism. Hood’s maritime photographs are one of the most significant collections of such work in Australia.
  • See institution's online collections: http://www.anmm.gov.au/collections
  • Medium: Glass plate negative
  • Credit line: ANMM Collection
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