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ID number ART09097
Title Admiral Sir George Patey
Collection Art
Object type Painting
Maker Power, H Septimus (Artist)
Place made United Kingdom: England
Date made 1925
Medium oil on canvas
Measurement framed: 93 cm x 80.4 cm x 10.5 cm


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.