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Czech Consul-General Dr Rudolf Kuraz and Hannah and Charles Lloyd Jones on board HNLMS JAVA

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 in West Circular Quay and 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 'as a return for the hospitality they had received while in Sydney'. The SMH reported that distinguished guests were greeted by the Dutch Consul-General P E Teppema, Madame Teppema and Rear-Admiral Kayser.


This image depicts Czech Consul-General Dr Rudolf Kuraz (far left) standing with Hannah and Charles Lloyd Jones, who was the owner of one of Australia's oldest companies - the department store chain, David Jones.


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. 00034771


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Taken in October 1930