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Memorial To commemorate Australia's First Naval battle

Project Background


To commemorate Australia's First Naval battle which was between the HMAS Sydney and SMS Emden occured in the waters surrounding the Cocos Keeling Islands on the 9th of Nov 1914. Sydney Embden 100 commemorated the Centenery of ' The battle of Cocos '. The dedication of the Sydney Embden Friendship Mast was the centerpiece of a weekend of celebrations in honour of the centenery.


Title: Sydney Emden Friendship Mast

Location: Cocos Keeling Islands WA

Date Completed: 9th Nov 2014

Project Materials: Bronze & Stainless steel

Project size: 6.5M X 3M


Dedication and offical handover of the Sydney Emden Friendship Mast by The Governor General of Australia, His Excellency, General The hHonourable Sir Peter Gosgrove with Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barret and His Excellency Dr. Christoph Muller, Ambassador to Australia, from the Federal Repulic of Germany onNov 9th 2014.





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