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Entertaining visiting Japanese naval officers at a tennis party at Victoria Barracks, 26 January 1924 | by Australian National Maritime Museum on The Commons
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Entertaining visiting Japanese naval officers at a tennis party at Victoria Barracks, 26 January 1924

Members of the Imperial Japanese Naval Squadron visited Australia in January 1924 as part of a training cruise. The squadron consisted of the IWATE, ASAMA and YAKUMO. Nearly 2,500 men of which 300 were midshipmen spent time in Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth during their tour. An unidentified Japanese officer is shown here at Victoria Barracks in Paddington, Sydney with two women during a tennis party. The event was held on the morning of 26 January for the foreign visitors which included Admiral Saito.

 

This photo is part of the Australian National Maritime Museum’s Samuel J. Hood Studio collection. Sam Hood (1872-1953) was a Sydney photographer with a passion for ships. His 60-year career spanned the romantic age of sail and two world wars. The photos in the collection were taken mainly in Sydney and Newcastle during the first half of the 20th century.

 

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Photographer: Samuel J. Hood Studio Collection

 

Object no. 00034696

 

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Taken in January 1924