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Dutch Consul-General Teppema, Madame Teppema and Rear-Admiral C C Kayser on board HNLMS JAVA, 10 October 1930 | by Australian National Maritime Museum on The Commons
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Dutch Consul-General Teppema, Madame Teppema and Rear-Admiral C C Kayser on board HNLMS JAVA, 10 October 1930

The Koninklijke Marine (Royal Netherlands Navy) including HNLMS JAVA, HNLMS EVERSTEN and HNLMS DE RUYTER arrived in Sydney on 3 October 1930. The ships berthed at the Oceanic Steamship Company wharf and Burns Philp and Company Wharf in West Circular Quay. The Sydney Morning Herald reported on the 'unfamiliar spectacle' of the Dutch squadron arrival.

 

On 10 October, the squadron hosted a reception on board JAVA. The SMH reported (nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16721709) that guests were greeted by the Dutch Consul-General Petrus Ephrem Teppema, Madame Carmen Delprat Teppema and Rear-Admiral Kayser, pictured above. Madame Teppema is described as wearing ‘a jacket suit of black morocain, with a white satin blouse and a black baku hat’ and carrying ‘a bouquet of pink carnations.’

 

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. 00034770

 

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Taken in October 1930