- Century of Service: Independence - Stories of the Royal Australian Navy
Century of Service: Independence - Stories of the Royal Australian Navy
In the Hall of Memory at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra there are fifteen stained-glass windows. Each shows a figure dressed in military uniform, and under each figure is a word which describes a quality displayed by Australians during wartime.
One window features a naval captain with a gyro compass, a navigation device that enables a ship to maintain a steady course. He represents the stability and steadfastness displayed by those who have served in the Royal Australian Navy.
This window bears the word Independence.
This commemorative publication is a part of the Century of Service series. It explores the stories of several Australians who have served in the Commonwealth Naval Force and the Royal Australian Navy. Each person included had to overcome challenges and weather adversity during their service. The book focuses on the determination, resilience and commitment shown in navy life.
Suitable for: Younger children (7-12 years).
Details: Education resource (non-fiction).
Format: Soft cover, illustrations (photographs & maps), 57 pages.