In this revised and much expanded edition of Australia’s Colonial Navies long-term society member Ross Gillett provides great insight into Government decisions about the acquisition of vessels their employment and final fate. Of equal importance are the men who crewed these ships and how the community perceived their performance. He has provided a most useful and authentic source of information for all Australians who are interested in the origins and development of Australia’s early naval defences. This seminal work on Australia’s Colonial Navies is now available in several electronic formats.
Note: The printed version of this book is produced by the Society ‘in house’ in full colour on 100gsm premium paper. The binding has a clear plastic front cover. A commercially printed soft cover version is expected to become available in November 2020.