Great White Fleet passes by Queenscliff on way to Hobson’s Bay August 29, 1908.
A misty shot of the Great White Fleet and the welcoming crowd, Queenscliff.
Programme Cover for visit to Melbourne of the Great White Fleet. Issued by Australian Government.
Post Card marking visit of the Great White Fleet to Melbourne. The individual state emblems around the centrepiece.
Plan of Melbourne, issued to members of the Great White Fleet.
Reception for 1,000 Masons in visiting ships by Grand Lodge members Victoria. The Roman Catholics turned on a special mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral and drew 1,000 from the US Fleet.
Naval Brigade members march down Swanston Street cheered by huge crowds.
Twin shots of crowds watching the Melbourne march by the Great White Fleet sailors.
Post Card of Melbourne Town Hall and Exhibition Building.
Key ring souvenir. A large range of souvenirs was produced and shops had a field day.
Souvenir post card featuring President Teddy Roosevelt on left, and Prime Minister Alfred Deakin on right. On the right hand side, emblems of Kangaroo and the Eagle stand together.
Reinforcing the new Alliance. Hands Across the Sea.
Post Card, Queen’s Bridge Melbourne. Plus the note that Frank had crossed it.
Typical post cards produced for the visit of the Great White Fleet to Australia, August/September 1908.
HMAS Lonsdale, built 1942 to be decommissioned1992, and eventually demolished.
1882 Colonial Post Office, Drill Hall built 1912.
Proposed bronze statue of a WWII Sailor, Answering the Call, to be erected by The Naval Heritage Foundation of Australia Inc. on the foreshore at the bottom of Bay Street, to remember and honour all naval men and women who have served their country in war and peace and passed this way.