Captain Hector Waller

Accession Number ART27505
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 76.4 x 61 cm; 97 cm x 81.7 cm x 6.5 cm with frame
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas
Maker Smith, Joshua
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 1957
Conflict Period 1950-1959
Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Captain Hector MacDonald Laws Waller, DSO and Bar, was a distinguished Royal Australian Navy officer who saw war service in the First and Second World Wars. In the Second World War he was given command of HMAS Stuart in the Mediterranean and was later promoted to Captain. He saw a lot of action and in 1941 returned to Australia to take command of the cruiser HMAS Perth.