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Jul 2020

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

Wed 22 Jul, 2020, 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, 2020, 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


Tue 15 Sep, 2020, 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, 2020 - Sun 25 Oct, 2020
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, 2020, 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, 2020, 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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Nov 2020

The Sydney / Kormoran Battle and Locating the Ships

Tue 24 Nov, 2020, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

NHSA Online zoom presentation by Gillian Lewis & Noel Phelan     Overview The 19th November was the 79th anniversary of the battle between HMAS SYDNEY II and HSK KORMORAN a German armed raider. They came within point blank range where whoever fires first accurately will inflict serious damage on the other. The element of surprise is everything here. Both ships sink with 318 survivors from the KORMORAN and no survivors from the 645 men on SYDNEY. Lots of questions…

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Dec 2020

The sinking, salvaging and scrapping of the Costa Concordia

Wed 9 Dec, 2020, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Zoom Presentation: Wednesday 9 December 2020 Overview The COSTA CONCORDIA sank on the 13th January 2012 one hundred years after the TITANIC sank and in similar circumstances. The ship had 3,229 passengers and a crew of 1,023. The captain of the ship was Francesco Schettino. He diverted the ship from its normal course to do a “salute” to a friend on Giglio Island. Come along and hear what really happened and the chain of events that led to this disaster…

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Jan 2021


Wed 20 Jan, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sub Base Platypus, 120 High Street
North Sydney, NSW 2060 Australia
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$10 – $25

Sydney has an association with submarines that started in 1914 with the arrival of the first two Royal Australian Navy submarines - AE1 and AE2. This association with torpedoes, submarines and submariners has continued ever since. As Sydney Harbour was the only place in Australia to have ships attacked by submarines there is a story to tell. Come with us on a tour of Sub Base Platypus to hear the story from those who know. The tour will be led…

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Feb 2021

Naval Historical Society-WA Chapter meeting

Mon 15 Feb, 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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Topic of the Talk: The History of the Dutch East India Company (The VOC) and the company's exploration of the Western Australian coast.   Speakers: Nigel Rogers, President of the Naval Historical Society of Australia-WA Chapter, together with Hugh Edwards, the distinguished Western Australian Maritime author and discoverer of famous Dutch East India Company shipwrecks.   * Entrance Fee: $5 Cash, to cover Administration costs * Cash Bar: after the talk for wine / beer etc.

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