- A.N. Other and NHSA Webmaster
- History - WW1
- RAN Ships
- HMAS Encounter I
- March 1984 edition of the Naval Historical Review (all rights reserved)
No self respecting warship in the World War I era was without its Fou Fou Band.
Originality was the keynote of a successful Fou Fou Band and from this photograph of the Stoker’s Fou Fou Band in HMAS Encounter in 1917 it was not lacking. Dress was only limited to the bandsman’s imagination.
This photograph was taken during the ship’s patrols in the Indian Ocean, which accounts for the natives aboard.