Topic: HMAS Harman

Acknowledgment of Country plaque unveiled at HMAS Harman

Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN and Petty Officer Kevin West unveil an ‘Acknowledgement of Country’ plaque at HMAS Harman, recognising the Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander service men and women who have contributed to the defence of Australia. (photo: ABIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN and Petty Officer Kevin West unveil an ‘Acknowledgement of Country’ plaque at HMAS Harman, recognising the Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander service men and women who have contributed to the defence of Australia.

HMAS Harman held a small but important NAIDOC Week ceremony yesterday to unveil an ‘Acknowledgement of Country’ plaque, recognising the Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander service men and women who have contributed to the defence of Australia.

‘Weight’ of command handed over at HMAS Harman

Published on by PO Stuart Tinker (author), POIS Paul Berry (photographer)

Commander Lisa Batchler (left) hands the HMAS Harman 'weight' and command of HMAS Harman to Commander Jayne Craig.
 (photo: Petty Officer Paul Berry)

Commander Lisa Batchler (left) hands the HMAS Harman 'weight' and command of HMAS Harman to Commander Jayne Craig.

As most HMA ships and establishments were winding down from a busy year, the team at HMAS Harman were busily preparing for a handover of Command.

Third instalment on Harman history

Published on by ABIS Kathy Tuddenham (author and photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Annette Nelson, RAN, and Commodore Peter Laver, RAN, at the launch of LCDR Nelson's book 'HMAS Harman 1943-2013'. (photo: ABIS Kathy Tuddenham)

Lieutenant Commander Annette Nelson, RAN, and Commodore Peter Laver, RAN, at the launch of LCDR Nelson's book 'HMAS Harman 1943-2013'.

Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Annette Nelson launched her third book on the history of HMAS Harman last week.

WRANS Memorial Service

Published on by ABIS Kathy Tuddenham (author and photographer)

Captain Michele Miller, RAN, delivers the address at the Women's Royal Australian Naval Service (WRANS) Memorial Service at HMAS Harman on 19 October 2013. (photo: ABIS Kathy Tuddenham)

Captain Michele Miller, RAN, delivers the address at the Women's Royal Australian Naval Service (WRANS) Memorial Service at HMAS Harman on 19 October 2013.

The vital contribution women have made to the Navy was remembered at a recent Women’s Royal Australian Naval Service (WRANS) Memorial Service at HMAS Harman.

Strong Navy voice at Indigenous conference

Published on by Mr Michael Rowe (author), LCDR Ian Lumsden (photographer)

Indigenous sailors gather together at HMAS Harman for the 2013 DATSIN Annual Conference, (L-R) AB Lateika Smith, PO Sam Shepard, LS Daniel Cunningham, LS Erol Williams, CPO Ray Rosendale, PO Glen Hall, CPO Jerry Savage, and CMDR Chris Curtis. (photo: Ian Lumsden)

Indigenous sailors gather together at HMAS Harman for the 2013 DATSIN Annual Conference, (L-R) AB Lateika Smith, PO Sam Shepard, LS Daniel Cunningham, LS Erol Williams, CPO Ray Rosendale, PO Glen Hall, CPO Jerry Savage, and CMDR Chris Curtis.

Over 100 Defence members from around Australia attended the annual Defence Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Network (DATSIN) conference at HMAS Harman on 19-21 August.

HMAS Harman’s Sapphire Jubilee

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Members of the Women’s Royal Australian Naval Service (WRANS) swab the decks at HMAS Harman in 1945. (photo: )

Members of the Women’s Royal Australian Naval Service (WRANS) swab the decks at HMAS Harman in 1945.

It’s almost 70 years since Royal Australian Navy Wireless/Transmitting Station Canberra commissioned as HMAS Harman on 1 July 1943.