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Mar 2020

The Loss and Finding of AE1

Wed 18 Mar, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Combined Services Club, Level 3, 5/7 Barrack Street
Sydney, NSW
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Naval Historical Society of Australia Members Presentation Subject:                               The Loss and Finding of AE1. Location:                             Combined Services Club, 5/7 Barrack Street, Sydney, Level 3. (Close to Wynyard) Timing:                                 10.30 am to 12.00 noon RSVP Not required:        However, it does help if you phone or email the Society. E-mail: secretary@navyhistory.org.au, Phone: 93592372   Synopsis AE1 was the RAN’s first submarine. Commissioned in England on 28th February 1914 and arriving in Sydney on 24th May 1914 to a tumultuous…

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230th Anniversary of HMS Sirius wrecking on Norfolk Island

Thu 19 Mar

Events to recognize the 230th Anniversary of the wrecking of HMS Sirius will be held on Norfolk Island in March 2020. There will be a week of events with special guest presenter Professor Graham Seal, author of Great Convict Stories and Professor of Folklore at Curtin University. Graham will spotlight many extraordinary happenings and convicts, possibly including those who lived throughout this tumultuous event.  Other presenters are history and folklore specialists Don and Sue Brian, who have uniquely collected the stories,…

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Specialist ships made in Australia – How?

Fri 27 Mar, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Waverley RSL, 161 Coleman Parade
Glen Waverley, VIC Australia
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In November, a number of us attended an exhibition entitled 'Specialist Ships Made in Australia, How?' and consequently we invited Leigh Webster of 'Offshore and Specialist Ships Australia' to speak to us on March 27.The exhibition was based on three shipping themes, 'Offshore Oil and Gas', our RAN and Antarctica. Our Navy has enjoyed a long  history  maintaining maritime security to critical offshore infrastructure in Bass Strait and the RAN Hydro-graphic Survey Ships provide a vital service to our nation.…

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Jul 2020

HM BARK ENDEAVOUR

Tue 21 Jul, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

You will all be familiar with the voyages by this ship under captain James Cook. However the ship had a life after those voyages. People are often interested to know what was her last voyage. What happened to her at the end of her life? Come along and hear Gillian Lewis explain her life after Cook and how she finished up involved in the American civil war and the expedition to find the wreck and bring closure to this important…

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War in the Pacific, Indian and South Atlantic Oceans in 1914

Wed 22 Jul, 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

A free Webinar via Zoom hosted by the Australian Naval Institute (ANI). The webinar is open to all members of the ANI and to any interested members of the public. Admission is free, but registration is required. Date: Wednesday 22 July 2020 Time: 12.30 Presenter: LCDR Desmond Woods, RAN More Information:         https://navalinstitute.com.au/ani-webinar-war-in-the-pacific-1914/?utm_source=mailpoet&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ani-e-newsletter-no-269-2-feb-2020_119 Bookings:                         https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=640017&    

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Aug 2020

Identifying Friend or Foe – The Hilfskruezers

Tue 25 Aug, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Presented by Commodore Bob Trotter OAM RAN Retired To join this Zoom meeting just click on the following link 5 to 10 minutes before the presentation. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82854830442 Meeting ID: 828 5483 0442

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Sep 2020

HMAS AUSTRALIA (I) – THE FORGOTTEN FLAGSHIP: A Zoom Presentation

Tue 15 Sep, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Presented by Karim (Kez) Hasanic. To join this Zoom meeting just click on the following link 5 to 10 minutes before the presentation. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86565070600 Background HMAS AUSTRALIA (I) - THE FORGOTTEN FLAGSHIP On a beautiful sunny day in October 1913 the flagship of our new navy, HMAS Australia, a dreadnought battlecruiser and the most powerful warship in the southern hemisphere led the fleet into Sydney Harbour for the first time. Crowds lined the shores, children were given the day off…

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Oct 2020

24th National Marine Art Exhibition, ‘Seas of Change’

Sat 10 Oct - Sun 25 Oct
Lavender Bay Gallery, 25 Walker Street
Lavender Bay, NSW 2060 Australia
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Australian Society of Marine Artists Exhibition To celebrate the artistic achievements of member artists from around Australia.   Location: Lavender Bay Gallery 25 Walker Street, Lavender Bay NSW 2060   Dates:  10th - 25th October 2020   Hours: 10 am to 4 pm Weekdays 11 am to 4 pm Weekends   Free https://marineartistsaustralia.com.au/

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Dutch East India Company’s Shipwrecks off the Western Australian Coast

Mon 19 Oct, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Claremont Lawn Tennis Club, Shenton Road, Claremont, WA 6010, Claremont Lawn Tennis Club, Shenton Road
Claremont, Western Australia 6010 Australia
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The speaker will be the eminent Mr Hugh Edwards, OAM, a Western Australian, who played a major part in the discovery of famous Dutch East India Company shipwrecks of the 17th and 18th centuries on the Western Australia coast, including as primary discoverer of the Batavia and Zeewyk. Hugh is marine photographer and author, and has written numerous books on maritime, diving, local and natural history. Non-members are welcome to attend by prior arrangement with the President WA Chapter. E-mail: …

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Virtual Tour of the Garden Island Tunnels

Tue 20 Oct, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Background The Garden Island Tunnel Complex is unique. This complex of tunnels and chambers provides evidence of the desperate days of World War II. Just four days after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour in December 1941, tunneling commenced to provide Air Raid Protection for the skilled workers on the Garden Island Naval Base. Designed initially to protect 1,400 men standing up, it was expanded to accommodate 2,500 men. The subsequent surrender of Singapore, bombing of Darwin, attack on Sydney…

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