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Amateur whaling, or a tale of the Pacific

This dramatic painting depicts a whale hunt in Twofold Bay where the whalers were assisted by pods of Killers whales.

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Baby and a dog on a sailing ship

Between 1900 and the 1950s, Sydney photographer Sam Hood took hundreds of photographs of ships and their crew for souvenirs of their visit or to send home to families.

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Burning of the barque INDIA

This watercolour depicts the burning of the barque INDIA in the South Atlantic Ocean on 19 July 1841.

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Carte des Indes Orientale

This hand coloured engraved map of the East Indies shows the Australian continent and includes details of early Dutch exploration.

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SPIRIT OF AUSTRALIA

An Australian designed and built jet-powered, wooden, 3-point hydroplane that has held the world water-speed record since 1977.

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Swimming Gala poster featuring Beatrice Kerr

Advertises a Ladies Swimming Gala on August 27 featuring Beatrice Kerr.

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Hood's Sydney Harbour

Sydney Harbour through the lens of Australian photographer Samuel J Hood.

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The Battle of Cocos

HMAS Sydney's defeat of the infamous German raider SMS Emden during Australia's first naval battle of World War I.

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From Istria to Australia

An immigration story: The journey of artist Gina Sinozich, from Croatia to Australia

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