Ian Pfennigwerth spent 35 years in the Royal Australian Navy, including command of a guided missile destroyer and was the Australian Defence Attaché in Beijing for two years. In retirement, he gained his PhD from the University of Newcastle in 2005. Ian now researches, writes and promotes Australian naval history, and has had five books published, with three others awaiting publication. He is also the editor of the Journal of Australian Naval History published by the Naval Historical Society of Australia.
‘You know I am not brave, and I’m still not brave’, wrote Dr Sam Stening to his wife Olivia from a Japanese prison camp, referring to the beatings he received […]
At Federation, the former colony that had most to contribute to the Commonwealth Naval Forces which came into being on 1 March 1901 was Victoria.