The second lady of the First Fleet voyage to Botany Bay in 1787–88, Lady Penrhyn, enters the annals of history as the slowest ship with the largest number of female convicts.
On 3 November 1927 scenes of ‘indescribable horror’ unfolded during Sydney’s worst maritime tragedy. Photographer Sam Hood was there to capture its devastating aftermath.
One of photographer Sam Hood’s many prominent subjects, David Carment was known for his distinctive long beard and love of the now historic yacht – Athene.
A previously unidentified Sam Hood photograph led to the discovery of a family whose past is steeped in music and sailing. This is Frank Albert’s story.
At about 2pm on 24 April 1915, 5,000 Australian troops marched through streets of Sydney, and one of the city’s most prolific photographers, Sam Hood, was there to capture it all.