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Mike Carlton

Mike Carlton

NAVAL historian and journalist MIKE CARLTON explains why the Navy must tell its story publicly, using the example of the clash between HMAS Sydney and SMS Emden in the First World War. The full text of his Vernon Parker Oration delivered in Canberra on 16 October 2014 is here.
(The sound recording can be found here.)

THE AUSTRALIAN Naval Institute is the leading forum for naval and maritime affairs in Australia. The Institute provides this through major membership events, particularly the Vernon Parker Oration; through this website; and through its quarterly publication of Headmark, the institute’s journal.

 

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THE AUSTRALIAN Naval Institute is the leading forum for naval and maritime affairs in Australia. The Institute provides this through major membership events, particularly the Vernon Parker Oration; through this website; and through its quarterly publication of Headmark, the institute’s journal.

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