A crowded dinghy on Sydney Harbour

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Where: New South Wales, Australia

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When: 01 January 1905

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This photograph by Harry Brisbane Williams depicts a small open boat at anchor in a harbour, with several men and a child sitting inside.

The Williams photographic collection provides an interesting record of a range of activities on Sydney Harbour from the 1890s into the 1920s. An enthusiastic amateur boater and photographer, Williams’ photographs capture a range of subjects – pleasure cruising on his motor launch on the Lane Cove River, yachting on Sydney Harbour, foreshore social activities, surf lifesaving, cargo ships, battle cruisers of the United States fleet, model yachting and the shipbuilding industry. In particular, they are a wonderful personal record of the new phenomenon of leisure motor boating in the early twentieth century.

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Object number: 00017111


Owner: Australian National Maritime Museum on The Commons
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    • 20/Jan/2013 21:53:09

    wonderful picture