ID numberEN0470
Collection typePhotograph
Object typeBlack & white - Glass original half plate negative
  • Royal Studio
  • Unknown
Place madeIndian Ocean
Date made9 November 1914
DescriptionGroup 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