Group portrait of unidentified seamen on board HMAS Sydney. Ten minutes earlier, the cease fire ...

Unit HMAS Sydney
Accession Number EN0470
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
Maker Royal Studio
Unknown
Place made Indian Ocean
Date made 9 November 1914
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Group portrait of unidentified seamen on board HMAS Sydney. Ten minutes earlier, the cease fire had been given in her battle with the German cruiser Emden, which had run ashore onto a reef on North Keeling Island in the Cocos (Keeling) Islands. The Sydney then pursued the collier Buresk, appropriated by the Germans, at full speed, and sent armed men aboard her; however, the German crew took steps to ensure that the collier sank. The crew were taken off. A better example of this image is at P11663.002

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