The primary source material for the “On This Day” feature on this website comes from the book Navy Day by Day: Historic Naval Events in Australia and Abroad written by the late Lew Lind and published in 1997. To the extent possible, the Society has updated the material for events since publication.
Lind’s book was a major undertaking because it was intended to be a comprehensive catalogue of events associated with the naval history of Australia. It wasn’t just a list of 20th century events – the earliest events of deal with ships associated with the First Fleet. The book also covers the Australia Station administered by the Royal Navy as well as Colonial naval history.
For those interested in buying a copy of the original book, you might try this link to the book on Amazon.
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