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Mar 2019

Hear all about the major development works currently under way at HMAS Cerberus!!

Mon 25 Mar, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Waverley RSL, 161 Coleman Parade
Glen Waverley, VIC Australia
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$463 MILLON DOLLARS WORTH!!!!! CMDR CAMERON EASTMAN OAM RANR ,THE CERBERUS REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT OFFICER, IS OUR SPEAKER AT OUR MEETING AT WAVERLEY RSL ON MARCH 25th. CMDR EASTMAN has previously been involved in the redevelopment of shore facilities at HMAS Albatross, Cairns, Cerberus Coonawarra, Stirling and the Naval Ammunitioning Facility at Eden, NSW. Cameron joined our RAN in 1980 as a Seaman officer and served in HMAS Paramatta, Stalwart and Attack. The Waverley RSL is conveniently situated opposite the station…

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Apr 2019

The International Military Writers’ Festival – Darwin

Fri 5 Apr - Sun 7 Apr

The International Military Writers’ Festival is a three-day festival running from 5-7 April 2019. The Festival will feature author talks, panel discussions and literary sessions bringing together writers, historians and researchers from around Australia to entertain, inform and inspire those with a passion for wartime history. The Writers’ Festival will open on Friday 5 April with an evening address, The Day Everything Changed, from Festival Ambassador Peter FitzSimons. With his trademark dry wit and sincere passion for history, Peter will…

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The meeting of Matthew Flinders and Nicolas Baudin at Encounter Bay in April, 1802

Thu 18 Apr, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lisle Court, Seminar Room, 57 Lisle Street
Mount Claremont, Western Australia 6010 Australia
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This address will be given by Dr Robert Pearce, Vice President of the WA Chapter.   The location of this historic encounter is Encounter Bay which is a bay in South Australia located on the state's south central coast about 100 kilometres (62 mi) south of the state capital of Adelaide. It was named by Matthew Flinders after his encounter on 8 April 1802 with Nicolas Baudin, the commander of the Baudin expedition of 1800–03. It is the site of…

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May 2019

MEET CAPT. MIKE OBORN CSM RAN ,OF HMAS  CERBERUS !

Mon 27 May, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Waverley RSL, 161 Coleman Parade
Glen Waverley, VIC Australia
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Captain Oborn is currently C O of our HMAS CERBERUS and many of us got to know Mike whilst he was XO there from 2011-2014 and are enjoying having him and his family back amongst us once more. He is an excellent speaker and he surely has got a lot to talk to us about :- from being a Clearance Diver to becoming Commanding Officer of HMAS's BELTANO,SIRIUS  and CERBERUS , plus serving with the Royal Navy Amphibious Task Group…

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No VCs for the Royal Australian Navy

Tue 28 May, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Chatswood RSL, Sydney, 446 Victoria Avenue
Chatswood, New South Wales 2067 Australia
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This presentation will examine the rationale for the award of Australian Defence honours and awards and explain why, unlike the Royal Navy, the Victoria Cross has never been awarded to a member of the RAN.   The Presenter is NHSA member and volunteer, Terry Feltham.   Terry joined the RAN in 1960 as a Junior Recruit Radio Operator through HMAS Cerberus.  After training he served in various sea-going and shore postings between 1962 and 1970. During this period he achieved…

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Jun 2019

Lockheed Martin 2019 Vernon Parker Oration and Dinner

Wed 5 Jun, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Lockheed Martin 2019 Vernon Parker Oration and Dinner     Guest Speaker  Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK, AFC (Ret’d) Chair, Defence SA Advisory Board Former Chief of the Defence Force   Wednesday, 5 June 2019, 6.15pm for 7.00pm Hotel Realm 18 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600   The Australian Naval Institute is pleased to announce that Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK, AFC (Ret’d) will deliver the 2019 Vernon Parker Oration. Sir Angus was the Chief of…

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Exhibition Australian Society of Marine Artists

Fri 14 Jun, 10:00 am - Sun 30 Jun, 4:00 pm
25 – 27 Walker Street North Sydney NSW, 25 – 27 Walker Street
North Sydney, NSW Australia
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Showcasing contemporary Australian Marine Art Free Venue: Royal Art Society of NSW Lavender Bay Gallery 25 – 27 Walker Street North Sydney NSW Exhibition dates: 14 – 30 June, 2019 Hours: 10 am – 4 pm Monday to Friday 11 am – 4 pm Saturday & Sunday https://marineartistsaustralia.com.au/asma-small-group-exhibition-sydney/

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Provision of boats for sea training of Navy Cadets – design and local construction

Thu 20 Jun, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lisle Court, Seminar Room, 57 Lisle Street
Mount Claremont, Western Australia 6010 Australia
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The Naval Historical Society  (WA Chapter) is hosting a talk by Commander Bob Mummery (RAN, Retired), and President of the Naval Officers' Club (WA), at 1400 on Thursday 20th June 2019.  The topic is "Provision of boats for sea training of Navy Cadets - design and local construction."   Bob provided this, too: "The sub-title for the talk is:  “Navy Cadets, The Old Fellows Give A Helping Hand” My talk will provide a very broad but short overview of the Navy Cadets history…

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Tales from the Museum – ‘the Nestor bell’

Mon 24 Jun, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Waverley RSL, 161 Coleman Parade
Glen Waverley, VIC Australia
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Our Marty Grogan has recently retired as Manager of our HMAS CERBERUS Museum, and not only is he an excellent speaker, he is also a font of knowledge on the collection owing to his extensive research on the artefacts of the museum, undertaken over the ten years of his tenure. One such artefact is the ships bell from our 'N' class destroyer, HMAS Nestor. The Nestor story is brief but fascinating. It involves Artic Convoys, HMS Hood, Bismark and a…

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Naval Seapower in Miniature

Fri 28 Jun - Mon 1 Jul

Naval Seapower in Miniature 28 June - 1 July 2019 WA Shipwrecks Museum Naval Seapower in Miniature I was born in 1957 in Perth Western Australia and started modelling mainly aircraft interspersed with ships when I was 5. When I was 16, I wanted to build a model of HMAS Perth and decided to attack an Airfix 1/600 scale model of HMS Ajax. When completed, if you closed both eyes and squinted, it almost looked like HMAS Perth. I became…

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