Emden Memorabilia and Photos
|Button from uniform
|Framed photo of the Emden aground on
North Keeling Island dated 1927
Donated by Chaplain C Hudson R.A.N.
Collection of Photographs
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Cable and Wireless Station Staff
The invading shore party from the Emden did not harm the Cable and
Wireless Station staff who were unarmed and cooperative. In this photograph
members of the staff are photographed under the German Flag.
Cable and Wireless Station Buildings
Cable and Wireless Station buildings with
German raiding party and staff members.
German shore party returning to "Emden"
A photo of the Emden's landing
party on their way back to the ship, but they didn't make it.
Heading for the schooner Ayesha
Following the end of the battle,
the Emden's shore party decided to leave without delay in the schooner Ayesha.
By the time boats from the "Sydney" had arrived,
the "Emden" shore party had escaped in the schooner Ayesha.
Help for the survivors
One of many trips made to the crippled Emden on North Keeling Island
by the crew of the "Sydney" to pick up survivors.
Photo of the Sydney, the victor in the naval battle with the Emden
Following the naval encounter between the
Sydney and the Emden, British Troops were sent to Direction Island
to defend the installations.
Observing the Battle
Photo of members of German shore party and station staff observing the Emden/Sydney naval battle.
Help for the Emden
Photo of the Sydney lowering a boat to go to the aid of the Emden and pick up survivors .
|Spectator's account of the Emden battle
|Newspaper Cutting showing cartoon and part of text
The spectator's account appeared in the Australian Newspaper "The Argus" dated 22nd December 1914. The newspaper cutting was discovered only recently (19th April 2004)in a photo album containing the Emden photos.
The text has been re-typed and presented in Portable Document Format (PDF).
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