Orient Line building photographs | State Library of New South Wales

The Orient Line building - Sam Hood photographs

The Orient Steam Navigation Company, known as the Orient Line, was a British shipping company with roots going back to the late 18th century. It ran a regular route from Britain to Australia. From the early 20th century onwards an association began with P&O that  culminated in the Orient Line being absorbed into P&O in the 1960s.

When the new Orient Line building opened in Spring Street Sydney in 1940, it was met with much interest and architectural acclaim. Photographer Sam Hood photographed the building’s exteriors and interiors.

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