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Royal Naval Assoc Plaque : March 2014
Royal Naval Assoc Plaque : March 2014
Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams
The plaque unveiled in 1988 commemorates 200 years of involvement in the history of Australia by the Royal Navy.

The history of the Royal Australian Navy can be traced back to 1788 and the colonisation of Australia by the British. During the period until 1859, vessels of the Royal Navy made frequent trips to the new colonies. In 1859, the Australia Squadron was formed as a separate squadron and remained in Australia until 1913. During the period before Federation, each of the six Australian colonies operated their own colonial naval force; these amalgamated in 1901 as the Commonwealth Naval Forces. The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) was established in 1911, and in 1913 the fleet steamed through Sydney Heads for the first time.


Address:Argyle Place & Lower Fort Road, The Garrison Church, Millers Point , 2000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.858434
Long: 151.205546
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government
Approx. Event Start Date:1788
Approx. Event End Date:1988


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 23rd October, 1988
Front Inscription

The Royal Naval Association
N.S.W. Branch

This plaque was placed here 23 - 10 - 1988 to commemorate 200 years of involvement in the history of Australia by the Royal Navy.

Unveiled by Cmdr. L. L. Davies


Source: MA
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