Australian fleet entering Sydney Harbour

Place Oceania: Australia, New South Wales, Sydney, Sydney Harbour
Accession Number ART93392
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 35.0 x 55.0 cm; Image: 17.0 x 38.0 cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description watercolour on paper
Maker Elliott, Frederick
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 1913
Conflict Period 1910-1919

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Depticts a procession of seven military vessels entering the heads of Sydney Harbour.

On 4 October 1913 the Royal Australian fleet entered Port Jackson, Sydney Harbor in the following processional order; battlecruiser HMAS Australia, cruisers HMAS Melbourne, HMAS Sydney and HMAS Encounter and the destroyers HMAS Warrego, HMAS Parramatta and HMAS Yarra. Many of the vessels featured in this historic event were newly commissioned for the Royal Australian Navy including HMAS Australia. On the steps of Admiralty house, Admiral Sir George King-Hall, the last flag officer of the Royal Navy's Australian Station handed over command of the Australian station to the Royal Australian Navy.