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Company of English players on RMS MOLDAVIA II by Australian National Maritime Museum on The Commons

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<br />On 26 January 1924, P&amp;O Line's RMS MOLDAVIA II was the flagship for the 136th Anniversary Regatta held on Sydney Harbour. Various distinguished guests were invited for a luncheon on board the liner. Among those invited were guests of honour, Governor-General Lord Henry William Forster, Lieutenant-Governor Sir William Cullen and Vice Admiral Saito Shichigoro of the visiting Imperial Japanese Navy squadron.

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. 00024205