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Collections Loss of HMAS Sydney, 1941

TLF ID M006980

This is a collection of resources about the loss of HMAS Sydney. It is introduced by the minute (memorandum) seen here to prime minister Curtin telling him of the sinking of a German raider and of fears that HMAS Sydney has also been sunk. The minute is part of an online showcase called 'The Sinking of the HMAS Sydney' developed by the National Archives of Australia. The showcase is reached via the educational resource page about this document in the Archives Virtual Reading Room (VRROOM).



Educational details

Educational value
  • 'The Sinking of the HMAS Sydney' showcase provides a collection of resources that are pivotal for a detailed historical study of the circumstances surrounding the loss of the HMAS Sydney and that are also useful for studies of Australia's involvement in the Second World War. Eighteen primary-source documents from government files of the time are displayed, including the one seen here.
  • The sources focus on four areas: Australia's single worst naval disaster; news filters through; information is gathered; and questions linger.
  • The showcase shows how historical text can be communicated effectively in the online environment. The National Archives of Australia has presented a detailed historical explanation and supported it with a comprehensive range of evidence drawn from its vast holdings.
Learning area
  • Studies of society and environment

Other details

Contributors
  • Author
  • Person: Sir Frederick Geoffrey Shedden
  • Description: author
  • Contributor
  • Name: National Archives of Australia
  • Organization: National Archives of Australia
  • Description: content provider
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.naa.gov.au
  • Person: Sir Frederick Geoffrey Shedden
  • Description: author
  • Publisher
  • Name: National Archives of Australia
  • Organization: National Archives of Australia
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.naa.gov.au
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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  • Generic
Learning Resource Type
  • Online
Rights
  • © Education Services Australia Ltd and the National Archives of Australia, 2010 (except where otherwise indicated). You may view, display, print out, copy and modify this material for non-commercial educational purposes provided you retain all acknowledgements associated with the material.