HMAS Parramatta - survivors' records

Accession Number PR03300
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Letter, Photograph, Newspaper cutting, Papers
Maker Various
Place made Australia
Date made 1994-2003
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Collection relating to the torpedoing and sinking of HMAS Parramatta in November 1941 off the coast of Tobruk, and the rescue of its crew by HMS Avonvale. The bulk of the collection comprises correspondence written by some of the survivors or their family to Terry Currie, a member of HMS Avonvale. Also included are: a memoir by A N (Dusty) Miller, one of four survivors who swam to the Libyan coast; photographs of survivors at a reunion, 1995; and a pencil sketch and an ink drawing of HMAS Parramatta that Terry Currie used for a remembrance card he sent to the survivors, 1995.