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51290
  • Title
    View from pulley-wheels of north side creeper-crane (jibbed right out) looking into box section of south side arch, Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Creator
  • Call number
    Home and Away - 2964
  • Level of description
    item
  • Date

    May 1930
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    51290
  • Physical Description
    Photographs - 1 glass photonegative
  • General note

    Reproduced "Argus", 15/5/1930; also "Australasian", 24/5/1930.
    Reproduced in Sydney Exposures... [by] Alan Davies (1991), p. 14.
    "North side creeper-crane driver, 6'2" tall "Bluey" Wilkinson, held on to my legs as I leant over the big pulley wheels at tip of the jib, dressed in a boiler-suit. The Melbourne "Argus", who retained Sam Hood as their photographic representative in Sydney, used the best picture - 8" deep x 5 columns and sent me a present of 4 guineas!" (4.4.0 pounds or $8.40). (Ted Hood)
    Sydney Exposures exhibition caption: The southern span, Sydney, May 1930 : This unusual view of the southern span of the Bridge and Millers Point was taken from the tip of the northern creeper crane, 130 metres above the ground. To get the shot, Ted Hood had to lean upside down over the pulley wheels at the end, with 'Bluey' Wilkinson, the creeper crane driver, holding his legs.
    Ted Hood hung upside down from the norther creeper crane to capture this unusual view of the Harbour Bridge during construction.
    Digital order no:hood_02964
  • Alphanumeric designations

    Original item no. DG ON4/2964
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