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Wreath laid at the foot of a monument to Captain Cook

Date: 1928
Dimensions:
Overall: 108 mm
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: 00003417

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    Description
    One of a set of thirty photographs taken on HMAS BRISBANE on a cruise to Hawaii depicting a wreath laid at the foot of a monument to Captain James Cook. The wreath is inscribed, "AUSTRALIA GRATEFULLY REMEMBERS BRITAINS FAMOUS NAVIGATOR".
    SignificanceHMAS BRISBANE was representing Australia during the visit to Hawaii in 1928 as part of the celebration commemorating the 150th anniversary of Captain Cook's visit to the islands.
    HistoryHMAS BRISBANE was a Town Class Light Cruiser commissioned in 1916. BRISBANE was built at HMA Naval Dockyard, Cockatoo Island in Sydney and was immediately deployed to war service in the Mediterranean.
    Throughout the war, HMAS BRISABANE served in the Indian Ocean, Western Pacific and patrolled Australian waters.
    She underwent an extensive refit in 1926 and served as a training ship from 1928 when she also visited Honolulu to take part in the sesquicentennial celebrations of Captain Cook's visits there.
    HMAS BRISBANE was paid off on 24 September 1935 and sold for breaking up in 1936.

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