Photograph; HMAS AUSTRALIA (I); 1924; NAVY-28-0

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Photograph; HMAS AUSTRALIA (I)

About this object

Black and white photograph of HMAS AUSTRALIA (I) in a frame made from the teak deck timbers of the cruiser salvaged when she was broken up in 1924.

Place Made

Australia - New South Wales

Date Made

1924

Medium and Materials

Teak frame; glass front; photographic paper

Inscription and Marks

Plaque fixed to frame reads:

"H.M.A.S. AUSTRALIA" / FIRST FLAGSHIP OF THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY / 1913-1920. / SUNK UNDER THE TERMS OF THE WASHINGTON TREATY / 12TH APRIL 1924 / THIS FRAME IS OF TEAK FROM HER DECK

Measurements

W 555 mm
H 460 mm

Subject and Association Description

HMAS AUSTRALIA (I) was the first flagship of the Royal Australian Navy. This Indefatigable class battle cruiser was commissioned in 1913 and served until 1921, having won battle honours in World War I for Rabaul 1914 and the North Sea 1915-18. AUSTRALIA was scuttled off Sydney Heads in 1924 as part of the Washington Naval Treaty reduction of arms.

Collection

Royal Australian Naval Heritage Collection

Credit Line

Royal Australian Navy Heritage Collection

Object Type

Photograph

Object number

NAVY-28-0

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Cheryl Phillips 07 Feb 2018 05:07 AM,UTC

Can you give estimate of number of these framed photos of hmas australia that were produced please..

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