Beer, Dora Hallenstein de, 1891-1982

De Beer, Dora Hallenstein, 1891-1982

Mountaineer, art collector and photographer. Born Melbourne, Victoria. Her family moved to Dunedin, NZ 1893. Her mother, Emily Hallenstein, was related to the founder of Hallensteins and the DIC department stores. Settled in London with her sister Mary and brother, the historian Esmond de Beer 1932. They accumulated an art collection, which was gifted to Dunedin 1982. As a woman mountaineer, climbed in New Zealand, Europe, and China. In 1938 while on Mary Byles' expedition to Mt Sansato in the Yulan Shan, China, photographed the mountains, the people and countryside. See article on her brother in DNZB (Vol 4m 1921-1940, p134-135, D9)

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Date: 1924-1938 By: Beer, Dora Hallenstein de, 1891-1982 Ref: MS-Papers-1005 Description: Correspondence, mainly with the Maori Ethnological Research Board, relating to the translation by the Misses de Beer of A. F. Kramer's `Die Samoa-Inseln'. O...
Date: 1938 By: Beer, Dora Hallenstein de, 1891-1982 Ref: PA-Group-00677 Description: 8 August to 13 December 1938 is the time span of this record of New Zealand's first overseas mountaineering trip from Burma to China. The record begins at My...
Yunnan, China. Dora De Beer and Marjorie Edgar Jones sitting in bed. 20 November 1938.
Date: 1938 From: Beer, Dora Hallenstein de, 1891-1982 :Negatives of New Zealand's first mountaineering expedition overseas Ref: 1/4-083252-F Description: After snows and high winds had driven them back from just below the summit of Mount Sansato, five of the party decided to go on a ten day trip down into the ...