A dull grey morning, with the sky almost overcast with leaden clouds, and the sea and cliffs enshrouded in a dull haze. That was what met the eyes of early morning watchers ...Article : 1,023 words
Late on Friday night the fleet was some 30 or 40 miles east of the Australian coast. Going on deck for a breuth of air before turning in, one found the quarter-deck pitch black. Only ... [ILLUSTRATED]Article : 2,589 words
Garden Island, the picturesque little spot in the harbour that for so long has been associated with the navy, decked itself out in all its finery to greet the Fleet. Flags ...Article : 729 words
It was a real gala day in Sydney on Saturday. To do honour to our fleet the queen city of the south decked herself out in all her splendour. Bands played, flags fluttered ...Article : 531 words
Immediately after the Australia was moored in Farm Cove Admiral Sir George Patey paid on official visit to Admiral Sir George King-Hall on the Cambrian, and the latter ...Article : 214 words
If the Venetian carnival was postponed owing to the rain, the warships, lighted from stem to stern, were a splendid sight. The flagship Australian, with its thousand electric ...Article : 367 words
The populace turned out in their tens of thousands to accord a fitting welcome to the fleet, and every headland was occupied by crowds, tensely alert, awaiting the ships. ...Article : 374 words
Let it be admitted at the outset that there was an element of disappointment in the first night's illuminations of the city in honour of the home-coming of the fleet. This was ...Article : 988 words
Among those aboard the Kubu, the boat chartered by the Federal Government, were the Prime Minister (Mr. Joseph Cook) and Mrs. Cook, the Minister of Defence (Senator ...Article : 444 words
The Royal Naval House in Grosvenor-street on Saturday evening presented an interesting sight. Special efforts were made to decorate and illuminate the building, and the ...Article : 251 words
Thousands of people were afforded an excellent view of the procession of warships up the harbour from the decks of ferry and other boats, most of which took up positions ...Article : 229 words
A gay crowd of several hundred people boarded the steamer Hunter reserved for the State's guests. Many prominent Government officers were present, including Mr. ...Article : 289 words
Saturday was an unprecedented day at the Central Railway Station in regard to the passenger traffic. Early in the morning people begun to flock to the city from all points. ...Article : 329 words
The Venetian carnival, which was postponed on Saturday owing to the rain, will be held at Farm Cove this evening. The arrangements made for Saturday will be followod in all ...Article : 80 words
The pilot steamer Captain Cook was reserved almost exclusively for members of Parliament and their wives. Numerous members of both Houses availed themselves of ...Article : 138 words
Provision was made by the A.J.C. for the admission of 400 bluejackets in uniform to the Leger enclosure on each day of the present meeting, officers of the fleet also being ...Article : 78 words
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