A history of the Australian navy focusing on the contribution of the RAN in peace and war to Australia's development and the potential it has to continue this into the future.
Foreword..Vice Admiral C.A. Ritchie, AO, RAN..Notes on contributors ..Illustrations, figures and tables..Abbreviations ..Acknowledgements..Introduction: the Navy and the birth of the nation..David Stevens and John Reeve..PART I CONCEPTS AND CONTEXTS..1. The Navy for the Nation: A shared responsibility ..2. The Royal Navy in the Pacific: Sea power and imperial endeavour..3. The last word in outward splendour': The cult of the Navy and the imperial age..PART II THE NAVY AND THE NATION ..4. Naval medicine and the European settlement of Australia..5. The search for a strategic sea-base and the founding of Australia ..6. The long triangulation: Naval hydrography and the Great Barrier Reef, 1848-1973..7. Our land is girt by sea: Popular depictions of naval imagery in the national press, 1908-1918..8. The Royal Australian Navy in Australian diplomacy..PART III SHIPS, INDUSTRY A
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 20th December 2012
Edition Number: 1