Defence Minister R A Parkhill and a naval Petty Officer, inspecting a ship's figurehead [from the iron barque GWRTHEYRN CASTLE, built 1876] at Snapper Island, Sydney Harbour.
Photographer: Samuel J Hood
The Samuel J Hood collection records an extensive range of maritime activity on Sydney Harbour. Hood was regarded as an important figure in early Australian photojournalism. Hood's maritime photographs are one of the most significant collections of such work in Australia.