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We will remember them

Amidst ANZAC day commemorations, Samuel J Hood’s photographs stand as a poignant pictorial record of those who served and lost their lives in World War I. There are many photographs in the collection, however, here are some highlights depicting Australian soldiers marching the streets of Sydney. Macquarie Street, Garden Island and Central Station are featured in their former early 20th century glory, as crowds of people gather to catch a glimpse of the brave men about to set sail for war.

For other photographs from the same series, please visit our flickr site.

The museum offers free entry to our exhibitions and vessels to any current or former servicemen and women wearing their medals on Anzac Day (not including their guests).

Nicole Cama
Curatorial assistant

Australian soldiers marching along Macquarie Street, Sydney, 1914-1918

Australian soldiers marching along Eddy Avenue next to Central Railway Station, Sydney, 1914-1918

Australian soldiers marching near Central Railway Station, Sydney, 1914-1918

Australian soldiers at Garden Island Wharf ready for embarkation, 1914-1918

Australian Army soldiers boarding a ferry at a wharf in Sydney, 1914-1918


Nicole and Penny

Nicole Cama and Penny Edwell (the artist formerly known as Penny Hyde) work as Digital Curators at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Darling Harbour, Sydney. We blog about events, people and most importantly - the museum's collection. We hope to open up the museum's collection to virtual visitors, blow off the dust and reveal some of the wonderful objects and stories held in the archives and storage rooms of the museum.