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HMAS BRISBANE lifebouy with a boxer dog posed in the centre

Date: 1928
Dimensions:
Overall: 108 mm
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: 00003407

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    Description
    One of a set of thirty photographs taken on HMAS BRISBANE's cruise to Hawaii in 1928 depicting the ship's boxer dog mascot in the centre of a HMAS BRISBANE.

    SignificanceHMAS BRISBANE was one of the first cruisers built for the Royal Australian Navy.
    HistoryHMAS BRISBANE, along MELBOURNE and SYDNEY were the first cruisers built for the Royal Australian Navy. One of the 'Chatham' group of the British 'Town' Class, BRISBANE was commissioned at Sydney on 31 October 1916.
    After various roles, mostly patrol duties, HMAS BRISBANE was recommisissioned in November 1925 as a training ship.
    As a training ship BRISBANE served mainly in Australian waters, but in August 1928 she visited Honolulu to take part in the sesquicentennial celebrations of the discovery of the Sandwich Islands (Hawaiian Islands) by Captain James Cook RN.

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