HMAS Sydney honored at Shrine of Remembrance
The story of HMAS Sydney 11 Exhibition, will be mounted by The Naval Historical Society of Australia ( Victorian Chapter ) and HMAS Sydney Association. It will be mounted in the new Undercroft of the Shrine, where up to 1,000 visitors a day visit this memorial for all Servicemen and Women from the State of Victoria who have served their Country, and died from such service.
I am part of the small Committee organising this major exhibition of 139 photographs of HMAS Sydney. This is quite a big deal, and indeed a coup for the Historical Society to get the Shrine to give us the space for this Exhibition, and then to advertise it in their Brochure.
Front of Shrine of Remembrance brochure featuring HMAS Sydney
The 645 crosses in the Shrine lawn, one for each Sailor lost in HMAS Sydney in fight with Kormoran on the 19th. of November 1941.
Four posters about not giving away important information to a possible enemy agent
Painting of HMAS Sydney
The back wall with the Kormoran pieces including a picture of her Captain Detmers
A fine model of HMAS Sydney
Photo of the Perpetual Trophy awarded by Captain Bob Richards RAN CO HMAS Cerberus to the Victorian Chapter of the Naval Historical Society, for giving the best support to Navy Week in October 2004. We mounted the HMAS Sydney11 Exhibition at the Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance
over a month.