A glimpse into Sydney's past
Hera Roberts posing on the deck of HNLMS Java, 10 October 1930. Samuel J Hood Studio, ANMM Collection
In a career spanning almost 70 years, Samuel (Sam) J Hood remains one of Sydney's most prolific photographers. This small selection of photographs was chosen from the most viewed photographs on our Flickr Commons photostream. Each image offers us a glimpse into a different world and a window into Sydney's past. Sam's work documents the majestic tall ships that once graced Sydney Harbour, families and crews of the booming shipping trade in the early 1900s, the glitz and glamour of the 1920s and 1930s and Australian troops marching off to war.
Prints of the photographs on display in #HoodsHarbour are available for purchase in our online Store.
NB: During special events this exhibition may not be open to the public. To check a particular date please phone +61 2 9298 3777.
Free: Members, Australian pensioners, ICOM & Museums Australia members, children under 4
Wed 26 Feb - Mon 9 Jun
Daily 9.30 am - 5.00 pm
The museum's collection, comprising over 9,000 of Sam's photographs, demonstrates the versatility of his talent and the longevity of his career. Sixty years after his death and Sam's photographs continue to captivate and inspire viewers. Each day, dedicated members of the Flickr Commons community we like to call 'super sleuths' embark on their own path of historical discovery. Their brilliant detective skills have uncovered the secrets contained in Sam's snapshots. They have breathed new life into the museum's collection and it's to them we pay homage and recognise their efforts.
Become a 'super sleuth' and investigate Sam Hood's photographs on Flickr Commons.
Join the conversation on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook using the hashtag #HoodsHarbour.
Follow the exhibition blog, read our post about the discovery of Hera Roberts' identity and a more detailed article museum’s magazine Signals.
Extended to 6:00 pm in January
Last boarding time for Submarine and Tall Ships – 4.10pm
Closed Christmas Day 25 December.
+61 2 9298 3777
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Australia National Maritime Museum
Every day 9.30 am - 5 pm
Extend to 6.00 pm in January
Closed Xmas Day 25 Dec.
2 Murrey Street
sydney NSW 2000, AU
+61 2 9298 3777