Command Warrant Officer HMAS Kuttabul, Warrant Officer Mark Cooper, right, and Laurance Magick Dennis from Milan Dhiiyaan, left, take part in a smoking ceremony at HMAS Kuttabul during NAIDOC Week 2019.
An indigenous smoking ceremony at HMAS
Kuttabul has taken place to mark the end of NAIDOC Week.
July 12, 2019 by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer), POIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)
Royal Australian Navy's Bungaree Dance Troupe take part in a smoking ceremony conducted by Uncle Paul McLeod as a part of NAIDOC week activities held at the base precinct, HMAS Albatross.
A smoking ceremony, message sticks, energetic dancing and a positive spirit of reconciliation were the hallmarks of NAIDOC Week celebrations at HMAS
Albatross, near Nowra, NSW.
The Defence Choir perform their winter concert in the Ngunnawal Theatrette at Russell Offices, Canberra.
As the Chief Legal Officer to the Chief of Navy and a mother-of-three children, you wouldn’t think Commander Rachel Jones would have much time for hobbies, but her posting to Navy Headquarters has unexpectedly given her an opportunity to reconnect with one of her first loves: singing.
Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Matthew Brown (front right), pictured with fellow Navy amputee Able Seaman Marine Technician Mark Daniels (front left), is presented with a wheelchair rugby chair by HMAS Stirling personnel at the Tammar Tavern, HMAS Stirling.
A sailor who lost his leg in a motor vehicle accident in 2018 was recently presented with a custom-made sports wheelchair to help him participate in the Australian Defence Force’s acclaimed Adaptive Sports Program.
Personnel from HMAS Moreton lend a hand at the Queensland Maritime Museum, Brisbane.
Moreton joined forces with the incredible volunteers at the Queensland Maritime Museum on a beautiful winter’s day in June.
L-R: Warrant Officer of the Navy, Warrant Officer Gary Wight, AM; Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN; Chief Executive Office Navy Health, Ron Wilson; Chairman Navy Health, Commodore Syd Lemon, Ret'd; Rear Admiral Lee Goddard, CSC, RAN; and Commander Christina Ween, RAN; with the $15,000 cheque presented to Keeping Watch from Navy Health, during a ceremony held at Russell Offices, Canberra.
Royal Australian Navy members in need have been given a boost with a donation of $15,000 to the Keeping Watch Navy benevolent fund.
Cadets from TS Darwin with their new powerboat.
The Australian Navy Cadets Training Ship TS
Darwin was recently fortunate to receive a brand new power boat from the department of Defence.
Navy Community Engagement Coordinator Chief Petty Officer Tony Thomas with HMAS Coonawarra sailors, and staff and students from St Joseph’s Primary School in Kununurra.
Six Northern Territory-based sailors recently ventured into the heart of Australia on a 17-day mission to engage with remote communities and strengthen Navy’s reputation.
(L-R) Saba Malese, Dray Thompson, Jonathon Sattler, Daniel Thomson and Don James of Casuarina Senior College with Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Kaumi Bon.
Six high school students got a hands-on understanding of what life is like in the Royal Australian Navy during a week of work experience at HMAS
Coonawarra in Darwin.
Members of current diving courses from HMAS Penguin at the top of the hill after the 'Hill of Hurt' event during the 2019 Balmoral Burn.
Beautiful autumn skies greeted the 19th running of the Humpty Dumpty Foundation Balmoral Burn charity fun run, held on Sunday 26 May 2019.