Major-General Ter Poorten and Prime Minister Menzies on board TSS ORANJE II

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Where: Unnamed Road, Sydney NSW, Australia

When: 28 June 1941

This image depicts the Dutch representative, Major-General Hein ter Poorten shaking hands with Australia's prime minister at the time, Robert Gordon Menzies on board TSS ORANJE II. Watching the pair is ter Poorten's aide-de-camp Captain A Zimmerman. On 28 June 1941, after a refitting at Cockatoo dock, Prime Minister Menzies hoisted a Red Cross flag on the Dutch liner ORANJE. The ceremony marked the handing over of the vessel from the Dutch Netherlands Indies Government to the Australian and New Zealand Governments to be used as a hospital ship.

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. 00021308

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    • 14/Jan/2014 09:44:48

    ORANJE II. Mirando el par es aide- de-camp del ter poorten Capitán A Zimmerman. El 28 de junio de 1941, después de un reacondicionamiento en el muelle cacatúa , el primer ministro Menzies izó una bandera de la Cruz Roja en el revestimiento holandés ORANJE Interesante...siempre se aprende estimado vagabu... y nada menos en nuestra posguerra...dos años después del Año de la Victoria... del generalito inculto y de voz chillona que quiso abolir nuestra lengua madre... y que aun andamos cojos... que quiso hacernos creer que fue el salvador de España... que lo nuestro fue tristemente una guerra civil entre hermanos... él debió marchar y no instalarse en el Palacio Real con su guardia mora...y ja ja ja... que se nombró él solito con su barriguita.... " Caudillo de España por la gracia de Dios" Corrupto como todos...Un fraternal beso sincero de afecto mi robador de corazones... " amigos para SIEMPRE"