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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. 

Navy Band rocks Hobart's Hot August Jazz Festival

Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author), LEUT Daryl Peebles (photographer)

The Jazz Ensemble from the Royal Australian Navy Band – Tasmanian Detachment in action at Hot August Jazz Festival in Hobart.           (photo: LEUT Daryl Peebles)

The Jazz Ensemble from the Royal Australian Navy Band – Tasmanian Detachment in action at Hot August Jazz Festival in Hobart.

Elizabeth Street, North Hobart, is one of Tasmania's favourite restaurant and dining strips. On Sunday, 25 August, that strip became Tassie's 'New Orleans' as jazz bands took over many of the neighbourhood cafés, restaurants, pubs and even the local Uniting Church.

HMAS Harman supports ADFA Open Day

This article has photo gallery Published on by PO Stuart Tinker (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer), ADFA (photographer)

Aerial photograph of Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra, ACT. (photo: LSIS Phillip Cullinan)

Aerial photograph of Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra, ACT.

This Saturday, personnel from the HMAS Harman Community Engagement Watch-bill will again participate in the annual Australian Defence Force Academy Open Day.

Navy set to celebrate Maritime Day in WA

Published on by LEUT Samantha Dudley (author)

Celebrate Maritime Day 2013 flyer. (photo: N/A)

Celebrate Maritime Day 2013 flyer.

Navy personnel from Garden Island in Western Australia are all geared up to participate in what has become an annual extravaganza of all things 'maritime.'

International Fleet Review to celebrate diverse cultures

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From left, Tongan Community Support Services, Mrs Seini Afeaki, Able Seaman Cryptologic Linguist Meagan Foster and Mrs Mal Fruean, NSW Council for Pacific Communities at the International Fleet Review Briefing Session at the MLC Centre in Sydney.   (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

From left, Tongan Community Support Services, Mrs Seini Afeaki, Able Seaman Cryptologic Linguist Meagan Foster and Mrs Mal Fruean, NSW Council for Pacific Communities at the International Fleet Review Briefing Session at the MLC Centre in Sydney.

The International Fleet Review promises to be a celebration of diversity, as Sydney's multicultural population mingles with sailors from around the world. 

International Fleet Review to welcome navies of the world

Published on by ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

The crew of the Spanish Fleet Replenishment ship ESPS Cantabria step off the ship's gangway upon their arrival at Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

The crew of the Spanish Fleet Replenishment ship ESPS Cantabria step off the ship's gangway upon their arrival at Fleet Base East, Sydney.

The Royal Australian Navy is calling on Sydney’s diverse cultural communities to welcome the thousands of international sailors expected in Sydney in early October for the International Fleet Review.

Brisbane enjoys Navy Week activities

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jodi Brown (author)

The Royal Australian Navy Band performs outside Brisbane City Hall during a ceremony launching Queensland Navy Week 2013.  (photo: James Goss)

The Royal Australian Navy Band performs outside Brisbane City Hall during a ceremony launching Queensland Navy Week 2013.

Brisbane residents packed King George Square on Friday night to help the Royal Australian Navy mark the start of Queensland Navy Week. 

The Revolutionary Gator Docks at Fleet Base East

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (author)

USS Bonhomme Richard prepares to berth alongside Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

USS Bonhomme Richard prepares to berth alongside Fleet Base East, Sydney.

More than 3,000 U.S. Sailors and Marines aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) docked at Garden Island, Sydney today for a four day port visit.  While in town the ship will be hosted by the crew of NUSHIP Canberra.

Weekend celebrations in Brisbane mark the start of Navy Week 2013

Published on by LEUT Jodie Brown (author), Mr Graham Davis (photographer)

Brisbane people line the deck of HMAS Newcastle when she visited Brisbane as part of Navy Week Brisbane in 2009. (photo: Mr Graham Davis)

Brisbane people line the deck of HMAS Newcastle when she visited Brisbane as part of Navy Week Brisbane in 2009.

Friday the 16th of August marks the start of Navy Week celebrations in Brisbane for 2013. This year's Navy Week has been moved forward from its traditional October dates to allow for more service personnel to participate in the upcoming International Fleet Review, in Sydney on October 3.