Admiral Sir George Patey

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
Location Main Bld: First World War Gallery: Australia Goes To War: The RAN mobilised
Maker Power, H Septimus
Place made United Kingdom: England
Date made 1925
Conflict Period 1920-1929
First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


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.