SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA. 1943-02-27. QUEENSLAND MEMBERS OF THE 9TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION RETURNING FROM THE MIDDLE EAST BEING FERRIED FROM WOOLLOOMOOLOO, WHERE THEY HAD DISEMBARKED FROM THE TROOPSHIPS "AQUITANIA" AND "ILE DE FRANCE", TO PYRMONT WHERE THEY WILL ENTRAIN FOR THEIR HOME STATE Source Aust War Memorial
Japanese midget submarines enter Sydney Harbour in WWII. On This Day ……. 31st May 1942 When the town of Darwin was bombed by the Japanese in World War II, Australians were forced to accept the reality of how close the war was. Further bombing raids continued along Australia’s northwestern coastline, and even Townsville and Mossman in far north Queensland, but the war was […]
Torres Strait Light Infantry Battalion.The attitude of the Australian authorities, including the Army command, to the recruitment of native Australians was, to put it mildly, negative. Recruitment of Aborigines was, in fact, generally banned; the legal basis of this appears to have been that people claiming their "Aboriginality" were not full Australian citizens.
1944 Shows a Halifax Squadron crew prior to a raid on Germany. They are: P/O J. R. Brookes, Sgt. L. H. Cary, Sgt. A. M. Stark from Brighton, Victoria, Sgt. G. K. McDowell from Maryborough, Queensland, F/Sgt. C. R. Wilson from Clarence Park, South Australia, F/Sgt. W. F. Towler from Pintarra, Western Australia and F/Sgt. A. F. Baldick from Lindfield, Sydney. SLV