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Print
135840
  • Title
    Portraits of Francis Edward de Groot, ca. 1915 and 1932
  • Call number
    PXA 708
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    ca. 1915 ; 1932
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    135840
  • Physical Description
    Photographs - 14.1 x 9.8 cm., on mount 18 x 13 cm. - 1 silver gelatin photoprint
    Prints - 26 x 18 cm. - 1 commemorative print
  • Scope and Content
    1. Studio portrait of de Groot in military uniform, ca. 1915 / photographed by Lafayette, London
    2. Commemorative print with portrait of de Groot in military uniform (F. Werner, copyright) captioned "Captain F.E. de Groot, who on March 19th 1932 declared the Sydney Harbour Bridge open in the name of decent Citizens" / New Guard, Wingello House, Angel Place, Sydney. Print is signed by de Groot.
  • Source
    Purchased Feb 1997
  • General note

    De Groot joined Dublin University Officers Training Corps, and was Commissioned 2nd. Lieut., 15th (The King's) Hussars as a University Candidate, 14th Aug 1914. Served in France and Germany 1917-1920. -- De Groot Papers. Location number: A4946, Vol.2 (p.38) Mitchell Library
    In Sydney, de Groot, an antique dealer, became involved with the New Guard and won notoriety by cutting the ribbon at the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, 19 March 1932, in advance of the official party as a protest against Premier Jack Lang -- The dictionary of famous Australians / Ann Atkinson. Sydney : Allen & Unwin, 1995 (2nd ed.) p.66.
    Digital order no:a928272
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