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Stained glass windows commemorate the 106th anniversary of the formation of the Royal Australian Navy.

Until Federation, five of the six Australian colonies operated their own colonial naval force, which formed on 1 March 1901 the Commonwealth Naval Force which received Royal patronage in July 1911 and was from that time referred to as Royal Australian Navy (RAN).


Address:717 Flinders Street, Mission to Seafarers, Docklands, 3008
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.822408
Long: 144.951305
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Window
Monument Theme:Government
Designer:Commodore Dacre Smyth
Artist:Commodore Dacre Smyth
Monument Manufacturer:Commodore Dacre Smyth


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 1st March, 2007
Front Inscription

Plaque :

Australian Navy Windows

Dedicated by Rt. Rev. Bishop Jeremy Ashton  - 1st March 2007 

Celebrating 106th anniversary year of the foundation of the Australian Navy

Windows designed, crafted, installed by Commodore Dacre Smyth AO Legion D`Honneur RAN 

In conjunction with Victoria Division - Navy League of Australia

During the 150th anniversary year of Mission to Seafarers - Melbourne

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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