Feb. 10, 1941. Returning from the Mediterranean, HMAS SYDNEY [II] approaches Circular Quay.

Feb. 10, 1941. Returning from the Mediterranean, HMAS SYDNEY [II] approaches Circular Quay.

5084. Do you know, we just never realized  that she looked so beautiful at the end. But that is what the 93-year-old Heinz Messerschmidt from the SMS KORMORAN told the 2008-2009 Cole Enquiry into HMAS SYDNEY [II]'s loss, wasn't it? She looked 'powerful and beautiful," he said.  Seen here, HMAS SYDNEY [II] leaves Princes Pier, Port Melbourne in late September 1941 - the photo taken from the stern of a Bathurst Class minesweeper, also moving . SYDNEY is leaving on what may have been her last…

5084. Do you know, we just never realized that she looked so beautiful at the end. But that is what the 93-year-old Heinz Messerschmidt from the SMS KORMORAN told the 2008-2009 Cole Enquiry into HMAS SYDNEY [II]'s loss, wasn't it? She looked 'powerful and beautiful," he said. Seen here, HMAS SYDNEY [II] leaves Princes Pier, Port Melbourne in late September 1941 - the photo taken from the stern of a Bathurst Class minesweeper, also moving . SYDNEY is leaving on what may have been her last…

The Sydney Mail of 21 October 1914 depicted a naval battle. Just a few weeks later, the legendary battle between HMAS Sydney and SMS Emden took place, To order a fine art print of this image, please call the Library Shop on 61 2 9273 1611, quoting digital order number a9609012.

The Sydney Mail of 21 October 1914 depicted a naval battle. Just a few weeks later, the legendary battle between HMAS Sydney and SMS Emden took place, To order a fine art print of this image, please call the Library Shop on 61 2 9273 1611, quoting digital order number a9609012.

Our Svanen (Our Swann) 16″ x 32″ (40cm x 80cm). Oil on canvas, Phil Carrero.

Our Svanen (Our Swann) 16″ x 32″ (40cm x 80cm). Oil on canvas, Phil Carrero.

Bounty 61Cm X 76Cm. Oil On Canvas. Bounty, replica by Alan Bond of the original mutiny ship. Phillip Carrero.

Bounty 61Cm X 76Cm. Oil On Canvas. Bounty, replica by Alan Bond of the original mutiny ship. Phillip Carrero.

Stormy Sydney 61Cm X 76Cm. Oil On Canvas. Barquentine “Our Svanen”. Phillip Carrero.

Stormy Sydney 61Cm X 76Cm. Oil On Canvas. Barquentine “Our Svanen”. Phillip Carrero.

Chivalry 60.0Cm X 90.0Cm Oil On Canvas. Phillip Carrero. Bradley’s Head, With The Mast And Fighting Tower Of  WWI HMAS Sydney.

Chivalry 60.0Cm X 90.0Cm Oil On Canvas. Phillip Carrero. Bradley’s Head, With The Mast And Fighting Tower Of WWI HMAS Sydney.

Friendship and Sydney 61Cm X 76Cm. Oil On Canvas. Ferry Friendship and Sydney, the last of the hydrofoils. Phillip Carrero.

Friendship and Sydney 61Cm X 76Cm. Oil On Canvas. Ferry Friendship and Sydney, the last of the hydrofoils. Phillip Carrero.

Silence 80Cm X 53Cm. Oil On Canvas. Kayaks In The Morning Mist. Phillip Carrero.

Silence 80Cm X 53Cm. Oil On Canvas. Kayaks In The Morning Mist. Phillip Carrero.

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