This is a copy of a lecture recently delivered to the WA Chapter of the Naval Historical Society of Australia by Mick Graham-Smith Firstly, I would like to introduce myself. […]
The question with regard to naval defence is ‘what were the differences with the Mother Country’ and, if there were any, what impact did they have on the federation of the six colonies?
PRIOR TO FEDERATION, VICTORIA’S DEFENCES were exposed as the British naval presence was located in far away Sydney. As a result a powerful 16 ship fleet evolved. This Victorian Navy […]
In 1866, the Government of Victoria requested a ship from the British Admiralty to bolster the Colony’s defences. At this time, in England, a new type of ship designed for […]