Section: Events

Back to the Future: 1913 reporting of Australia’s Fleet Entry

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Michael Brooke (author), Sydney Morning Herald (author)

Page 5 of the Sydney Morning Herald on 6 October 1913. (photo: N/A)

Page 5 of the Sydney Morning Herald on 6 October 1913.

In 1913, in an age before camera-mounted helicopters and 24/7 media reporting, the Sydney Morning Herald reported on the 1913 Fleet Entry into Sydney Harbour on pages 5-6 of its October 6 edition, two days after the Fleet’s actual arrival.

Old friend helps Navy remember its fixed-wing history

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer), ABIS Hayley Clarke (photographer)

Air Commodore Steve Moore, representing the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) shakes hands with Commander Australian Fleet, RADM Tim Barrett to signify the official handover of the TA-4 Skyhawk during the ceremony held at the Fleet Air Arm Museum. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Air Commodore Steve Moore, representing the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) shakes hands with Commander Australian Fleet, RADM Tim Barrett to signify the official handover of the TA-4 Skyhawk during the ceremony held at the Fleet Air Arm Museum.

A TA-4G Skyhawk fighter jet was formally presented to the Royal Australian Navy Fleet Air Arm Museum by the Royal New Zealand Air Force in a ceremony on 19th September.

Navy’s first Indigenous performance group prepares for Sydney Opera House debut

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

The Royal Australian Navy's Indigenous Performance Group, made up of full-time serving members proudly display their heritage at Sailor's Beach, HMAS Creswell.  (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

The Royal Australian Navy's Indigenous Performance Group, made up of full-time serving members proudly display their heritage at Sailor's Beach, HMAS Creswell.

The Royal Australian Navy's new Indigenous Performance Group is preparing to make its debut at the International Fleet Review.

Navy welcomes international warship to Darwin for Fleet Review

Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), LSPH Nina Nikolin (photographer)

Stock photo: Malaysian Ship KD Jebat and HMAS Maryborough conducting Officer Of the Watch Manoeuvres during Exercise MASTEX 2008. (photo: LSPH Nina Nikolin)

Stock photo: Malaysian Ship KD Jebat and HMAS Maryborough conducting Officer Of the Watch Manoeuvres during Exercise MASTEX 2008.

The Royal Australian Navy welcomed Malaysian warship, KD Jebat into Darwin today, as the Navy’s International Fleet Review draws closer.

A look beyond the main sail at Melbourne International Tall Ships Festival

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), CPOMUSN Danny Mulheron (photographer)

Thousands of visitors enjoyed the sunshine and the ships on display at the Tall Ships Festival in Melbourne. (photo: CPO Danny Mulheron)

Thousands of visitors enjoyed the sunshine and the ships on display at the Tall Ships Festival in Melbourne.

Sailors from HMAS Cerberus saw seagoing vessels in a very different light when they attended the 2013 Melbourne International Tall Ships Festival between 6-15 September.

NUSHIP Canberra personnel learn more about Spanish connections

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

CO NUSHIP Canberra, CAPT Jonathon Sadleir addresses a contingent of ship's company from SPS Cantabria, NUSHIP Canberra, members of the public and the Australian-Spanish community during a lecture series hosted by the Sydney Cervantes Institute. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

CO NUSHIP Canberra, CAPT Jonathon Sadleir addresses a contingent of ship's company from SPS Cantabria, NUSHIP Canberra, members of the public and the Australian-Spanish community during a lecture series hosted by the Sydney Cervantes Institute.

A group of personnel from NUSHIP Canberra have been treated to a lesson in Spanish exploration during a special lecture hosted by the Sydney Cervantes Institute.

Indonesian Sail Training Vessel Kri Dewaruci tours HMAS Sydney

Published on by LEUT Ryan Fisher (author), SBLT Rebecca Avila (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Sydney, CMDR Brinckmann, is presented with a gift from the Training Commander of KRI Dewaruchi, LTCDR Arief, with the Ships Companies of both vessels in the background. (photo: SBLT Rebecca Avila)

Commanding Officer HMAS Sydney, CMDR Brinckmann, is presented with a gift from the Training Commander of KRI Dewaruchi, LTCDR Arief, with the Ships Companies of both vessels in the background.

Recently, 80 personnel, including 68 cadets and staff, from the Indonesian Sail Training Ship KRI Dewaruci visited HMAS Sydney, while both ships were berthed alongside Victoria Quay in Fremantle.

Navy launches first mobile app for International Fleet Review

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The International Fleet Review app will be officially launched on 9 September 2013 and will be available through the App Store and Google play. (photo: N/A)

The International Fleet Review app will be officially launched on 9 September 2013 and will be available through the App Store and Google play.

Those planning to attend the many activities associated with the International Fleet Review will have an easier time keeping track of what’s on offer with mobile phone application being launched next week by the Royal Australian Navy.

Search for 1913 descendants

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Historic drawing of the first Navy fleet in Sydney harbour. (photo: Unknown artist.)

Historic drawing of the first Navy fleet in Sydney harbour.

The Royal Australian Navy is searching for descendants of the sailors and officers who sailed into Sydney Harbour on 4 October 1913 aboard the seven ships of the original Royal Australian Navy fleet.

Albatross and Creswell granted continued freedom of entry into the Shoalhaven

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

HMAS Albatross and HMAS Creswell sailors march through the main street of Nowra during their Freedom of Entry parade.  (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

HMAS Albatross and HMAS Creswell sailors march through the main street of Nowra during their Freedom of Entry parade.

One thousand officers and sailors from the Royal Australian Navy establishments HMAS Creswell and HMAS Albatross marched through the streets of Nowra today, exercising their 'Freedom of Entry' into the city.