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English: This full plate negative depicts the starboard sides of three half deck boats as they sail. The leading half deck boat has a manufacturer's label on its sail and each boat has from twelve to fifteen people aboard. A three masted ship appears in the distance behind them and is dressed all over. The buildings of Millers Point can be seen along the shoreline and Sydney Observatory can be seen at right in the background. Inscribed 'half decked boat's[sic]', '(910)' and '(W. Hall photo)' in the lower right corner.

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 latter of which is likely to have taken this image. 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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  • harbour scenes
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Camera location33° 51′ 39.88″ S, 151° 11′ 56.39″ E Kartographer map based on OpenStreetMap.View this and other nearby images on: OpenStreetMap - Google Earthinfo


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