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Title: Offical opening of Henderson Naval Base, 7 May 1913
Imprint: Cockburn, 1913
Notes: Sourced from the collections of the State Library of Western Australia and reproduced with the permission of the Library Board of Western Australia. Image number 013849PD.
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Summary: Senator G.F. Pearce inspecting the guard of honour at the official opening of the Henderson Naval Base. The base was intended as a British fleet base in the Southern Hemisphere, but works were interrupted by World War One, and were abandoned in the early 1920s. A fleet base was built at Singapore instead.
Subject: Cockburn Region (W.A.) -- Henderson
Henderson -- Naval base
Offical opening of Henderson Naval Base, 7 May 1913

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