Submarine AE1


Images used in this story come from the Australian National Maritime Museum’s own collection, as well as the State Library of Victoria, the National Library of Australia, the Australian War Memorial and the Sea Power Centre – Australia.

Photographs of the sculpture are courtesy of Warren Langley, Andrew Frolows and Zoe McMahon.

The development of Warren Langley’s commemorative sculpture is supported by the Australian Government’s Anzac Centenary Arts and Culture Fund

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Further reading:

Seaforth MacKenzie, The Australians at Rabaul: The capture and administration of the German possessions in the South Pacific Official History of Australia in the War of 1914–1918, Volume X, Angus and Robertson, Sydney, New South Wales, 1941.

Australian War Memorial, Official War Histories – World War One – Volume IX – The Royal Australian Navy, 1914–1918 (9th edition, 1941)

Hermann Joseph Hiery, The Neglected War: The German South Pacific and the influence of World War I, University of Hawai’i Press, Honolulu, 1995

John Connor ‘The Capture of German New Guinea’ in Craig Stockings and John Connor (eds) Before the Anzac Dawn – A Military History of Australia to 1915 NewSouth Press, Sydney, 2013. pp 283-303

Green, J.N., 2003, The search for the AE1: magnetometer and side scan sonar survey Duke of York Islands, East New Britain, 22–28 November 2003. Report—Department of Maritime Archaeology, Western Australian Maritime Museum, No. 174