King George VI
© estate of Bertram Park / National Portrait Gallery, London
King George VI
by Bertram Park
solarised bromide relief print, 1930s
60 mm x 49 mm
Given by (Hilary) June Mardall (née Park, later Bosanquet), 1977
Artistback to top
- Bertram Park (1883-1972), Photographer. Artist associated with 98 portraits, Sitter in 13 portraits.
Events of 1930back to top
Current affairsAmy Johnson is the first woman to fly solo to Australia. She flew the 11,000 miles from Croydon to Darwin in a De Havilland Gipsy Moth named Jason and won the Harmon Trophy as well as a CBE for her achievement. She went on to break a number of other flying records, and died while serving in the Air Transport Auxiliary in 1941.
Art and scienceNoel Coward's play, Private Lives is first performed. The original run starred Gertrude Lawrence and Laurence Olivier as well as Coward himself. Private Lives became Coward's most enduringly successful play.
InternationalGandhi leads the Salt March. The march to the coast was a direct protest against the British monopoly on the sale of salt and inspired hordes of Indians to follow him and adopt his methods of Satyagraha (non-violent resistance to the British rule of India).
Stalin orders the 'liquidation of the kulaks (wealthy farmers) as a class' in a violent attempt to centralise control of agriculture and collectivise farming.
- Portrait of the Day: King George VI
16 December, 12:30