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Welcome to our team space. A key part of this project is sharing the work done ‘behind the scenes’. Learn about digital tools and technologies. Explore online sources relating to World War One.


HMAS Sydney's mast dedication, 80 years ago today

This year marks the 80th anniversary of the dedication of the HMAS Sydney Memorial Mast at Bradleys Head, Mosman. The ceremony took place on 24 November 1934, attended by thousands who watched from land and sea.

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Darragh Christie · 24 November 2014 · # · · · Comment


Sydney's mast not destined for 'Sow and Pigs'

Original plans for the seating and positioning of guests, dignitaries and members of the public for the HMAS Sydney Memorial Mast ceremony at Bradley’s Head have been rediscovered and photographed in high resolution and are now available online.

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Darragh Christie · 24 November 2014 · # · · Comment [1]


Sydney v Emden, a century later

At Bradleys Head, Mosman, overlooking Sydney Harbour, the HMAS Sydney mast commemorates the victory over the German light cruiser Emden at the Cocos Islands the 9th of November 1914. 100 years ago today.

Underwater plaque at Cocos (Keeling) Islands that commemorates the 90th anniversary of the Battle of Cocos.

Underwater plaque that commemorates the 90th anniversary of the Battle of Cocos. More wreck photos at the Cocos (Keeling) Islands’ Sydney-Emden 100 website.

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Darragh Christie · 9 November 2014 · # · · · Comment [1]


Keith Anderson memorial

On the blog we’ve looked at the main WWI memorials in Mosman but there’s another unique landmark with a strong connection to the First World War. It remembers the only man buried in Mosman.

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Bernard · 23 January 2013 · # · · Comment [4]


H.M.A.S. "SYDNEY" Memorial Mast

The third and last of the ‘main Memorials erected in the Municipality’ with a WWI connection has an appropriately prominent Harbour position at Bradleys Head.

It remembers the first engagement at sea during the Great War in which a ship of the Royal Australian Navy took part. Survivors of the “SYDNEY”-“EMDEN” action were present on the day it was formally instituted as a permanent memorial on 24 November 1934.

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Bernard · 14 July 2012 · # · · Comment [1]


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Upcoming events

Plated Up: Australian Community War Memorials on Ceramic Ware

Wednesday 16 May 2018

Plated Up: Australian Community War Memorials on Ceramic Ware

Lieutenant Colonel Paul Simadas will present an overview of Australian community war memorials, the distinctive types built and how they evolved identifying the unique characteristics of Australian war memorials.

A feature of the evening will be the display of his intriguing collection of small ceramic wares portraying images of these Australian war memorials. Items range from plates, dishes cups, shaving mugs to miniature clock and bell towers. These are a wonderful and sensitive ‘Memorial’ in their own right.

In all the years Paul has been collecting he has never found a piece depicting memorials in Tasmania. Perhaps someone out there has one?

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For more Information https://events.mosman.nsw.gov.au/events/3029/plated-up-australian-community-war-memorials-on-ceramic-ware

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Saving Our Private Ryan and Sgt. Wilkinson's Memories

Monday 28 May 2018

Private Ryan and Sgt Wilkson two very different stories of two very different men and their experiences in the Great War. One was fought for his anti-war beliefs and the other only told his grandson his story on his deathbead.

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For more Information https://events.mosman.nsw.gov.au/events/3034/saving-our-private-ryan-ant-sgt-wilkinson-s-memories

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