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 […]
William Dunstan was born in Ballarat East, Victoria. His father, William John Dunstan, a boot maker and his mother, Henrietta (nee’ Mitchell) welcomed their third son on March 8, 1895.
The year 2007 saw the 75th Anniversary of the opening of the Great Ocean Road, and marked with many celebrations as befitted this iconic road running along the coast of […]
The Great War saw the emergence of an Australian Flying Corps (AFC), which by 1918 was making a tangible contribution to Allied air operations in the Middle East and on […]
James Ernest Newland was born in the Geelong suburb of Highton, Victoria, on 22nd August 1881, the son of labourer and railway worker William Newland and his wife Louisa Jane […]
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, […]
Captain Robert Alexander (Alec) Little, our greatest fighter ace, has fallen off our radar of almost all Australians. Today it is usually only WWI aviation enthusiasts and students at Scotch […]
In January 1917, Private Ernest Capuano, a driver with 22 AASC who has been trying to transfer to munitions work, was reporting in letters home that his unit was scheduled […]