Pride of the nation
Centenary of the Royal Australian Navy 1911-2011 8 July 2011 - 27 November 2011

In 2011 we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Royal Australian Navy. Drawing extensively from the Naval Heritage Collection this exhibition follows the formation and endurance of Australia’s oldest service over 100 years. Sometimes referred to as the ‘silent service’ the exhibition brings recognition to the notable achievements and sacrifices of those who have served at sea. The Royal Australian Navy entered the First World War (1914-18) in its infancy. Through trial by fire it emerged as an efficient and effective sea-going navy and a professional fighting service. It has since expanded its role in diplomacy and maritime security in addition to peacekeeping and disaster relief efforts.

 

 

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