Topic: 75th Anniversary
Maritime archaeologists from the Australian National Maritime Museum and the National Research Centre of Archaeology Indonesia/Pusat Penelitian Arkeologi Nasional (ARKENAS) have conducted a joint dive on the wreck of the Australian Second World War vessel HMAS Perth (I), supported by officials from the Indonesian Navy, Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture (Jakarta), and the Directorate of Heritage and Museum-Regional Office Serang.
A contingent of Royal Australian Navy personnel has visited Lord Howe Island 75 years on from a whole of Defence effort that saved the life of a resident.
The lives of three Australian and one British sailor lost during the Second World War when HMAS Nestor was attacked have been honoured at a commemorative service at Garden Island, Sydney.
The ‘Battle for Sydney’ has been commemorated with a memorial service at Garden Island, Sydney, 75 years on from when Japanese forces again brought the Second World War to the Australian mainland.
Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Thomas Beddome grew up in rural Eudunda, on the outskirts of the Barossa Valley approximately 100 kilometres northeast of Adelaide, an area renowned for producing fine wine, golden crops and livestock, never envisaging he would end up living on a ship.