Category Archives: Other States

Dutch Tall Ships in Australia (The Initial Encounter)

The centenary of the first entry of the Royal Australian Navy’s fleet into Sydney will be commemorated in October 2013. Both naval and tall ships have been invited to Sydney to celebrate the event. Indications are that there will be six international tall ships coming to Australia for the occasion.

I happened, by pure co-incidence, to be in Perth five weeks ago when the three Dutch tall ships arrived in Australia from South Africa via Mauritius. They’d come into Fremantle (Perth’s main port) a day before the official welcome, I suspect to avoid some pretty foul weather that was on its way.

Oosterscheldeand Europa in Fremantle

I wonder where these ships hail from? The Oosterschelde flying the Dutch flag with the Europa behind.

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The Australian War Memorial (Part 3 – Warbirds)

Today’s post is the third and final installment covering a recent visit to the Australian War Memorial, and explores the Memorial’s aircraft displays.  It was these displays that drew me to visit the Memorial in the first place, being something of a closet plane/train spotter. Continue reading

The Australian War Memorial (Part 2 – The War Relics Collection)

Continuing on from the post introducing our recent visit to the Australian War Memorial, we now move into the Memorial’s museum area, which houses an extensive collection of war related relics and interpretive displays. Continue reading

The Australian War Memorial (Part 1 – Remembering the Fallen)

Ok, here we go.  First content-focused post.

I’ll start out by sharing some images from the Australian War Memorial in Australia’s capital city, Canberra.  My two boys and I recently visited Canberra and southern New South Wales on our now annual ‘boys tour’ taken towards the end of the long summer school holidays. Continue reading