HMS Encounter served on the Australia Station and was later commissioned into the RAN. She played a vital role in defence of the eastern coast of Australia, and the anti raider patrols in the South West Pacific. She was regarded as “more beloved than any other unit of our fleet”.
History - pre-Federation
A previous edition of this magazine reported on the recent (2011) Queensland floods and the refloating in dry dock of the ex HMAS Diamantina. The great Queensland flood of 1893 […]
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?
The Indomitable Captain Matthew Flinders, Royal Navy. By Peter Ashley. Published by Pierhead Press, England. rrp A$22.00. Reviewed by Dave Rickard The author, Peter Ashley, has spent nearly four decades […]
The Rattlesnake by Jordan Goodman. Published by Faber and Faber 358 pages, illustrated.ISBN 1 5712 1973 2 Reviewed by Graeme Andrews. Who was Owen Stanley that he could get a […]