This photograph depicts two unidentified woman medical staff on board TSS ORANJE II. On 28 June 1941, after a refitting at Cockatoo dock, Australia’s Prime Minister Robert Menzies hoisted a Purple Cross flag on the Dutch liner TSS ORANJE. The ceremony marked the handing more than of the vessel from the Dutch Netherlands Indies Governing administration to the Australian and New Zealand Governments to be utilized as a hospital ship.

This photo is aspect of the Australian National Maritime Museum’s Samuel J. Hood Studio assortment. Sam Hood (1872-1953) was a Sydney photographer with a enthusiasm for ships. His 60-year occupation spanned the intimate age of sail and two world wars. The photographs in the assortment had been taken mostly in Sydney and Newcastle through the to start with fifty percent of the 20th century.

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Photographer: Samuel J. Hood Studio Assortment

Item no. 00021312

Posted by Australian National Maritime Museum on The Commons on 2012-10-eighteen 04:eighteen:04

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