|Object type||Black & white|
|Photographer||Short, Gordon Herbert|
|Physical description||Black & white|
South West Pacific Area. 4 September 1944. Forward 8 inch turrets of HMAS Australia searching for the enemy. The heavy cruiser's Commanding Officer, Captain (Capt) E. F. V. Dechaineux DSC, RAN is on the bridge. Capt Dechaineux was killed on 21 October 1944 during the Battle of Leyte.