Image: Shirase expedition, Sydney, 1911 #16

Shirase expedition, Sydney, 1911 #16

Supporter in Sydney, Mr Cooke’s family.

Heinrich Pfeiffer (born 1872 in Hamburg, Germany) married Lily Cooke(born 1883) in 1910, the year before the Japanese visit. So in 1911 Pfeiffer and his father-in-law Mr John Taylor Cooke(1861-1950) were sharing the same address "Sunny Brae", 40 Fitzwilliam Road, Parsley Bay.


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The Japanese title for the picture has been translated as 'Supporter in Sydney; Mr Cook/Kuch (?) family (German)'.
The baby is probably Heinrich and Lily’s son Harry Edmund, who was born in January 1911, and perhaps the two older women are the proud grandmothers. In the 1930 Sydney Electoral Roll Henry Pfeiffer was still living at “Sunny Brae” and was working as an Agent. His father-in-law John Taylor Cooke was still at this address when he died in 1950.

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