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HMAS Sydney Symposium

10th Anniversary finding Sydney

HMAS Sydney's gun turret

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of finding HMAS Sydney, The museum will present a Symposium telling the story of Sydney II from its short honourable service to the historical day her location was discovered, on to recent years when the stilly graves were revisited by an expedition that captured a stunning array of images and scientific data.

  • The fate of HMAS Sydney was one of Australia's greatest wartime mysteries, with the location of the wrecks only discovered in 2008.  With an impressive record of war service, HMAS Sydney II was lost 19 November 1941 following a battle with the German raider HSK Kormoran in the Indian Ocean off the Western Australian Coast. Sydney's 645-strong crew all perished.    

    To commemorate the 10th anniversary of finding HMAS Sydney, The museum will present a Symposium telling the story of Sydney II from its short honourable service to the historical day her location was discovered, on to recent years when the stilly graves were revisited by an expedition that captured a stunning array of images and scientific data. 

    Presenters and topics covered include UK-based shipwreck hunter David Mearns - The Discovery of the Wrecks, eminent military historian Wes Olsen - History of HMAS Sydney, Senior Naval Historical Officer John Perryman and Finding Sydney Foundation President Cmdr (rtrd) Bob Trotter - The Significane of Sydney's loss to Australia, the RAN and to families, Dr Andrew Woods & Tim Eastwood from WA Museum - will present 3D footage of the wrecks from the 2015 expedition and visualisations.   

    Inconjunction with Curtin University & Western Australian Museum.

    TICKET INFORMATION

    Date: Friday 16 March 2018, 6pm - 8pm.

    Cost: Members $75, Adults $90. 

    Inclusions: Refreshments.

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