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Greeting Card - Chilean Sailors on General Baquedano

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Greeting Card - Chilean Sailors on General Baquedano (July 1931)

General Baquedano was built in 1898 and was used as a training vessel for young sailors. In 1931, General Baquedano visited Sydney during a training cruise of Pacific nations that included New Zealand and Suva, Fiji. One hundred days out of Valparaiso, Chile the training ship arrived in Sydney. General Baquedano was commanded by Captain Luis Alvarez and his crew consisted of seventeen officers, three sub-officers and 292 men including a number of ratings.

Photographer: Samuel J Hood | Australian National Maritime Collection: 00035048

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.

Dimensions: 12.6 × 17.8 mm
Envelope: The card is packaged with a white envelope
Inside: Blank inside for a personal message