Admiral Sir George Patey

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Accession Number ART09097
Collection type Art
Measurement framed: 92.4 cm x 80.7 cm x 10.5 cm;Overall - Conservation: 924 mm x 807 mm x 105 mm x 15 kg
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas
Maker Power, H Septimus
Place made United Kingdom: England
Date made 1925
Conflict Period 1920-1929
First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Description

Admiral Sir George Edwin Patey, KCMG, KCVO, was the first Commander of Australian Fleet, from his arrival in 1913 until 1915. In his flagship, the battle-cruiser HMAS Australia, he was in charge of naval operations during the seizure of German New Guinea by the hurriedly-raised Australian Navy and Military Expeditionary Force shortly after the outbreak of war in 1914.