Book Reviews

The Forgotten Cruiser HMAS Melbourne 1913-1928 (Book review)

Andrew Kilsby and Greg Swinden, Longueville Media, Woollahra, NSW, 2013. On 26 March 1913, HMAS Melbourne, Australia’s first light armoured, ‘Chatham Class’, cruiser, commissioned at Birkenhead on 18 January 1913, lay alongside Port Melbourne’s Town Pier, on completion of her maiden voyage. On 4 October 1913, Melbourne, along with Australia, Sydney, and the other modern […]

Book review – Soldiers are Persons by Ken Anderson

Most who have been there, would agree that a visit to the National Vietnam Veterans Museum on Phillip Island is essential for any Australian. Not only does this unique museum present the story of Australia’s involvement in our most contentious conflict with its diverse collection, supported by smart technology, but it is also a sacred […]

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