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Photograph depicting the Chief of USS WEISS

Date: 1961
Overall: 128 × 90 mm
Medium: Photograph on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Jeff Allan
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: ANMS1448[006]
Related Place:Australia, United States,

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    The depression era art deco Trocadero was once the most glamorous palais de dance and function centres in Sydney between 1936 and 1971 and would have been an ideal place to host a ball attended by USN and RAN personnel and their guests to commemorate and celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea. Vanessa (Zena) Roberson was a guest at table 32.
    SignificanceRepresents the annual Coral Sea Ball held in Sydney as a goodwill and commemorative event attended by USN and RAN personnel as part of Coral Sea week which was still observed at the time of writing in 2016.

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