- Periodical, Semaphore
- History - general, Biographies and personal histories, Ship histories and stories
- RAN Ships
- None noted.
- September 2007 edition of the Naval Historical Review (all rights reserved)
The Collection is never static, acquisitions from decommissioning ships or gifted items from individuals and families occur frequently. Disposals from the Collection also take place. For an acquisition or a disposal certain criteria must be met to ensure that the items received are of historical, cultural or intrinsic value to the RAN, and that items deleted are not. This selective process has been established by the NHC to avoid ongoing storage issues and to allow closer control of the Collection.
The recent and unprecedented developments in heritage management are a result of a changed perception within the RAN towards its heritage. This heritage supports RAN goals and also preserves the `long memory’ of the RAN’s role in the history and development of the nation and of the men and women who have served their country in peace and war.