Photograph; HMAS AUSTRALIA (I); 1924; NAVY-28-0
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
1924Medium and Materials
Teak frame; glass front; photographic paperInscription 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
W 555 mm
H 460 mm
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 CollectionCredit Line
Royal Australian Navy Heritage CollectionObject Type
Can you give estimate of number of these framed photos of hmas australia that were produced please..
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