In his presentation to an audience of 34, Robert Hadler, brought to life the tragic events surrounding to the murder, on 12 March 1942, of a lowly stoker Jack Riley by two other stokers, Ron Gordon and Ted Elias aboard HMAS Australia, the flagship of the Royal Australian Navy.
Starting in 1942, around 1000 Australian sailors were trained in amphibious warfare.
There are clear regulations around the use of the word ‘Anzac’ under the Protection of Word ‘Anzac’ Act 1920 and penalties apply for the incorrect use of the term.
Following his arrival in London in late 1884, and understanding that Russian warships armed with highly effective Krupp guns were likely to be the principal foe of the Australian colonies, Major General Scratchley sought to gain approval from the War Office to purchase of a range of Breech-Loading guns for Victoria.
The story of HM Australian Submarine AE2 in the Dardanelles campaign typically ends on April 30, 1915 when the stricken submarine, after penetrating the Narrows and ‘running amok’ against the Turkish warships was severely damaged and forced to surface. The valiant crew abandoned ship before scuttling it in the Sea of Marmara. The vessel itself […]
This year marks the 75th anniversary of VJ Day which is the day, 15 August 1945, when the Japanese formally surrendered to the Allies.
In what is probably the most extraordinary and hazardous circumstances ever faced by Australian soldiers, ninety-two combat engineers helped to clear minefields in the midst of an ongoing civil war.
ANGAU – the Australian New Guinea Administrative Unit, or ‘Angow’ as it was commonly referred to, was the largest and most diverse Australian Military Force unit in World War Two.