This photograph probably depicts the Australian Broadcasting Commission 22-piece Military Band (also known as the National Military Band) with a conductor performing on board a small vessel with an Australian Broadcasting Commission commentator. The microphone depicted in the foreground underneath the sign is an AWA Reiss microphone, which were used in the 1920s and early 1930s for outdoor broadcasts.
This photo is part of the Australian National Maritime Museum’s Samuel J. Hood Studio collection. Sam Hood (1872-1953) was a Sydney photographer with a passion for ships. His 60-year career spanned the romantic age of sail and two world wars. The photos in the collection were taken mainly in Sydney and Newcastle during the first half of the 20th century.
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Photographer: Samuel J. Hood Studio Collection
Object no. 00034966
Owner: Australian National Maritime Museum on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons