Artist Daryl Lindsay with Ballets Russe dancers Betty Souvorova andAlosha, 31 January 1937, Moombara, Sydney / photographer MargaretAllen, later Baroness Gifford

During the first of the three famous Ballets Russe tours of Australia, Arthur Wigram Allen and his daughter Margaret hosted picnic parties for the company at their waterfront holiday home Moombara on the Port Hacking River. Artist Daryl Lindsay drew the company onstage and off. Betty Souvorova's real name was Elizabeth Scorer and Alosha is variously known as Alexei, Aloysius Francis or Aloysius Frank. The two dancers were a couple, staying in Sydney in Springfield Avenue, Kings Cross

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From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales www.sl.nsw.gov.au

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