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Official opening of the Fear God and Honour the King: HMAS Melbourne 1912-1928 Exhibition
January 1, 1970 @ 10:00 am
Official opening of the Fear God and Honour the King: HMAS Melbourne 1912-1928 Exhibition at RHSV, A‚ÄôBeckett Street, Melbourne CBD 5.30-6.30
Opening by CAPT Michael Harris, RAN, former CO of Melbourne III.¬† By invitation to MHHV and RHSV members and descendants of crew.¬† Guests can view the exhibition; exhibition catalogues for sale.
Book Launch: HMAS Melbourne 1912-1928: The Forgotten Cruiser, authored by MHHV member Andrew Kilsby of Cooee History and Heritage and CDR Greg Swinden, RAN, of Sea Power Centre – Australia.¬† Books available at the launch at special price of $39 for invited guests only.
7 – 7.45 pm, Free, public lecture at RHSV Audtorium, A‚ÄôBeckett Street, by the book authors on ‚ÄòHMAS Melbourne in War and Peace 1912-1928‚Äô
HMAS Melbourne arrived in Port Phillip Bay on 26 March 1913.¬† ¬†It was the prequel to the RAN Fleet entering Sydney Harbour on 4 October 1913.¬† Led by the battle cruiser HMAS Australia, Melbourne led the remainder of the Fleet into the harbour for the Fleet review.¬† Between 3-5 October 2013 there will be an International Fleet Review to commemorate this historic event. ¬†See the Prequel at the Exhibition – Fear God and Honour the King: HMAS Melbourne 1913-1928 at the RHSV over 18 February ‚Äì 1 May2013, to commemorate 100 years since Australia‚Äôs first cruiser arrived in Melbourne.