Cats and dogs: All at sea

cats and dog held by sailors

Cats and dogs have been cherished on board ships for as long as people have made sea voyages. In a life from which children and families are usually missing, and are often very much missed, pets provide a focus for emotions and affection.

Taken by Sydney photographer Sam Hood between 1900 and 1950s, this selection of photographs shows how much pets meant to many seafarers.

A touring exhibition produced by the Australian National Maritime Museum.

The museum is open Wednesday to Friday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, and Saturday to Sunday, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Image credit: Strathgarry crew, 1910s. Photographer Sam Hood.


  • Friday, 03 March 2023 - Sunday, 04 June 2023


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