Photograph of Lady Packer and Sir Frank Packer ascending the steps of the Sydney Opera House

Jørn Utzon’s architectural masterpiece the Sydney Opera House was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth 11 on 20 October 1973 with a live telecast to some 750 000 local and over 300 million television viewers around the world. People crowded the foreshores of the Opera House and the harbour was crammed with ships, sailboats and tugboats spurting water fountains. The day and evening events were attended by Australia’s social and political elite including Lady Packer and her husband Sir Frank Packe...

Summary

2007/6/2
Photographic print, black and white, Sir Frank and Lady Packer at the opening of the Sydney Opera House, photographer unknown, printed by John Fairfax & Sons Ltd, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1973

Photograph, black and white in portrait format depicting Lady Packer and Sir Frank Packer ascending the steps of the Sydney Opera House. Lady Packer is wearing the Casano full length evening coat and Sir Frank Packer is wearing full evening dress. Photograph marked.

Dimensions

200 mm
250 mm

Production

The photographer is unknown but on the reverse of the photograph is a John Fairfax & Sons Ltd stamp.
John Fairfax & Sons Ltd 1973

Source

Gift of Lady Florence Packer, 2007

Cite this Object

Photograph of Lady Packer and Sir Frank Packer ascending the steps of the Sydney Opera House 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 March 2017, <https://ma.as/364394>
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