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ID number 106182
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white
Maker Wilson, D H (Photographer)
Physical description Black & white


Portrait of Rear Admiral Sir William Rooke Creswell KCMG KBE CMG (1852-1933). He became Naval Commandant of Queensland in 1900. In the same year he commanded the ship Protector during the Boxer Rebellion. From 1899 he urged the formation of an Australian Navy, and in 1904 was promoted to be Director of the Commonwealth Naval Forces. In 1911 he was promoted Rear Admiral. During World War 1, Creswell, as first naval member of the Australian Naval Board, continued as the Government's chief naval adviser.