A Sopwith Baby seaplane was embarked in HMAS BRISBANE, (cruiser), at Colombo, to hunt down the German raider WOLF. BRISBANE was the first ship of the RAN to carry an
The Government of New South Wales handed over the Garden Island Naval Base to the Admiralty.
The RN Depot at Circular Quay, Sydney, was transferred to Garden Island.
The Sydney Gazette published a proclamation by Governor Lachlan Macquarie, declaring Garden Island, Sydney, a public domain.
A battery of two guns was established on Garden Island, to protect Sydney from a French attack. The garrison of 12 Marines was commanded by Henry Hacking.