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Graduating class at HMAS CRESWELL, Jervis Bay

Date: c 1917
Overall: 196 x 250 mm
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Robert Murphy
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: 00005669

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    This photograph depicts a graduating class at the Royal Australian Naval College HMAS CRESWELL at Jervis Bay, where James Conder served as Study Corporal until 1937.
    SignificanceThis photograph depicts James Bryance Conder, whose naval career spanned four different navies in the service of Australia between 1891 and 1937.
    HistoryJames (Jim) Bryance Conder was one of thousands of Australian sailors who helped to shape Australia's naval history. His naval career, interspersed with periods ashore, illustrates all stages in the transition from British control of Australia's naval defence to full local responsibility with the formation of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). It also shows what a strong imprint the Royal Navy had on the RAN.

    Conder joined the Royal Navy in Australia in 1891 aged 19 having sailed in the merchant ships ELLORA and AVENGER over the previous two years. He served on HMS ORLANDO, HMVS CERBERUS, HMVS NELSON, gunboat HMVS ALBERT, HMS KATOOMBA, HM Ships CHALLENGER and PSYCHE.
    Additional Titles

    Primary title: Ship's company of JERVIS BAY, including James Conder

    Web title: Graduating class at HMAS CRESWELL, Jervis Bay

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