RESOURCES

The following is a list of resources of information known to be available on both HMAS PERTH(1) and HMAS PERTH(2).  We have compiled this list and it is still a "work in progress".  Any further information of resources we don't have listed here would be much appreciated.  Please email the Webmaster with your information.

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BOOKS  -  HMAS PERTH(1)

TITLE AUTHOR PUBLISHER & DATE
TWO SHIPS  -  They stand watch in Sunda Strait  John Waller Available through Amazon.com online
RAY PARKIN's ODYSSEY  Patti Wright Pan Macmillan Australia P/L  -  672 pages
Launched 2 November 2012 on board HMAS WARRAMUNGA at Station Pier, Melbourne
Available for $49.99 (hard covers)
CRUISER - The Life and Loss of HMAS Perth and her Crew  Mike Carlton Random House -  about 700 pages  (2010)
Launched 28 July on board HMAS SYDNEY at Garden Island
Available in most good bookstores  -  $55  (hard covers)
ARTHUR'S WAR  Arthur Bancroft with John Harman Penguin Books (2010) $39.95  (hard covers)
HMAS PERTH 1939 - 1941 
Through the eyes of PO George Hatfield
George Hatfield Jr. Self published (2009)  196 page PDF file
Cruel Conflict  the triumph and tragedy of HMAS Perth  Dr Kathryn Spurling New Holland Publishers (Australia) P/L (2008)
Available at most good bookshops - $24.95 (soft covers)
JAVA RABBLE Fred Skeels  OAM Hesperian Press (2008) 151 pages   (soft covers)
Men of the Line Pattie Wright  -  this book has a piece by Ray Parkin and includes pictures of many of Ray's drawings & paintings. The Miegunyah Press (2008)  -  $45
Captain Hec Waller A Memorial Book    flyer Dr Tom Lewis, John Waller, Richard Waller Drawquick Printing   http://www.drawquick.com.au
The Australian Cruiser PERTH 1939-1942 Ian Pfennigwerth Rosenburg Publishing (2007)  $29.95
War Diaries    more info Fred Lasslett Brolga Publishing (2006)
$24.95 from  sales@procex.com.au
A Cooks Tour Roy Norris  (PO, dec'd) Naval Historical Society - recent (2005)
The Mediterranean Diary Jim Nelson  (dec'd) Self published  (2002) - no longer in print.  We have reprinted copies of this book available for sale - at $22.50 including postage in Oz
A Long Way from Silver Creek Margaret Gee Margaret Gee   (2000)  $29.95
Wartime Trilogy Ray Parkin  (dec'd) Melbourne University Press   (1999)  $59.95
All Men Back - All One Big Mistake WA (Bill) Bee  (dec'd) Hesperian Press   (1998)
The War at Sea Brian Sheedy Self published - printed by Dromana Printing  (1995/6)
Ship of Courage Brendan Whiting  (dec'd) Allen & Unwin   (1994)
Heroes at Sea Don Wall D. Wall   (1991)
Return from the River Kwai Joan & Clair Blair Futura Publications   (1980)
HMAS PERTH Alan Payne The Naval Historical Society   (1978)
Slaves of the Son of Heaven RH Whitecross Corgi Books   (1971)
The Bells of Sunda Strait David Burchall Rigby   (1971)
Proud Echo Ronald McKie Angus & Robertson   (1963)
Sunda Strait The Last Day of Summer Kenneth Sydney Wallace  (PERTH I Survivor and Former POW) Self published (date unknown) -  Drawquick Printing   http://www.drawquick.com.au
Royal Australian Navy 1939 - 1945 G. Hermon Gill Australian War Memorial   (1957)
    1939 - 1942,  Volume 1    
    1942 - 1945, Volume 2    
The Survivors Story of PERTH & HOUSTON Ronald McKie Bobbs-Merrill   (1953)
Behind Bamboo Rohan Rivett Penguin Books  (1946)
Age Shall not Weary them Rowland G Roberts Patersons Printing Press Ltd  65 Murray Street PERTH
Wind Tracks on the Water Harold J Hill Privately published by author
Battle of the Java Sea Thomas Van Oosten  

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BOOKS  -  HMAS PERTH(2)

TITLE AUTHOR PUBLISHER & DATE
GUNSMOKE TO CHALKDUST    Jack Aaron (Association Member)
The autobiography of Jack Aaron, long serving sailor in the Royal Australian Navy. Jack writes of his experiences aboard HMAS Voyager, and during the Vietnam War aboard HMAS Perth. He shares many fond memories of this rewarding part of his life.
Grinkle Press    Available from NLA bookshop  1800 800 100  -  soft cover, costing $33.00    (2014)
Australia's Navy in Vietnam    John Perryman & Brett Mitchell (Seapower Centre) Topmill Pty Ltd - 3/49 Derby Street  Silverwater NSW 2128   Ph:  02 9737 9450  -  costing $19.95 for the soft cover and available from most newsagents.   (2007)
Up Top Jeffrey Grey Allen & Unwin   (1998)
The Nominal Roll of Vietnam Veterans DVA AGPS   (1997)
Royal Australian Navy in Vietnam Denis Fairfax AGPS   (1980)
Skilled Hands at Sea The history of the Royal Australian Naval Apprentice Training Establishment (NIRIMBA) from it's commission to 1983. Includes lists of all apprentice intakes Drawquick Printing   http://www.drawquick.com.au

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WEB SITES

TITLE   URL
HMAS Perth National Association Inc Information and history of both PERTH(1) and PERTH(2)
 
You're already here
History of HMAS PERTH(1) Full history and information of PERTH(1)
 
http://www.perthone.com/perth.htm
HMAS PERTH III Information on the ANZAC class HMAS PERTH III http://www.navy.gov.au/ships/perth/default.html
National Archives of Australia Lots of information, including the WWII Nominal Roll
 
http://www.naa.gov.au
Stone & Stone second world war books Online database of WWII books
 
http://stonebooks.com
     

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PAINTINGS & PRINTS  (Click title to see picture)

TITLE ARTIST CONTACT
Plane Guard
 
Peter Blenkinsopp  (1993) (dec'd 2010)
 
Peter crossed the bar on 30 July 2010
 
Closing In Darrell White  (1999) Darrell White Fine Art, http://darrell.co.nz
Email:  knockerdesign@gmail.com
Perth(2) Under Fire Don Braben (2001) - painting owned by Leon Jones Email: dbraben@ozemail.com.au
PERTH(1) painting  (from AWM) Dennis Adams AWM  ART26927  www.awm.gov.au
     
     

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VIDEOS & FILM

TITLE BRIEF DESCRIPTION PRODUCED BY
On the Gunline PERTH II in Vietnam RAN  -  1968
The New Ship PERTH II Commissioning RAN  -  1965
     

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MODELLER's PLANS

TITLE BRIEF DESCRIPTION PRODUCED BY
PERTH(1)  (Cruiser) PERTH I plans for model making Paul Webb
PERTH(2)  (DDG) PERTH II plans for model making Paul Webb

The model makers plans above are available for sale from Hylands Books, Melbourne for approx AU$50 per set.  The plans for PERTH(1) are a set of three sheets and the plans for PERTH(2) are a set of two sheets.  Both sets are to a 1:192 scale, which is apparently a "normal" ship modelling scale.  The costs for the PERTH(1) set is slightly higher than the PERTH(2) set. They are available on the web at:  http://www.hylandsbookshop.citysearch.com.au  do a search on the author (Paul Webb) and include "HMAS Perth" as the title.

We have A4 pages of these plans on this website in the "Members Only" section in zipped files - they are fairly large files  in ZIP format, about 2Mb each ship.

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