1930's Sydney Fashion Icon Hera Roberts - 00034778
1930's Sydney Fashion Icon Hera Roberts
Delight your Miss Fisher's Murder Mystery loving friends with this print featuring the super stylish Sydney artist and socialite Hera Roberts with the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge still under construction in the background.
Photographer: Samuel J Hood | Australian National Maritime Collection: 00034778
This photograph shows the painter, illustrator, designer and Sydney socialite Hera Roberts posing on ship HNLMS Java in Sydney Harbour. This image of her was published on page 52 of the November edition of 'The Home' magazine, a publication for which Roberts regularly produced cover designs.
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 Petrus Ephrem Teppema, Madame Carmen Delprat Teppema and Rear-Admiral Kayser.
The Samuel J Hood collection records an extensive range of maritime activity on Sydney Harbour. Hood was regarded as an important figure in early Australian photojournalism. Hood's maritime photographs are one of the most significant collections of such work in Australia.
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