Other Publications: 2006

The Royal Australian Navy: A History
The Royal Australian Navy: A History

David Stevens


This book examines the RAN in the 20th century, exploring the effects of changing strategic circumstances, technological innovation, and differing national needs and expectations. By reviewing Australia’s naval involvement in operations that have ranged from global war through to peacekeeping and natural disaster relief, the authors explain how the Senior Service developed from a collection of colonial gunboats into a vital element in Australia’s national defence.


Published by Oxford University Press (ISBN 0 19 555542 2), and may be purchased from: http://www.oup.com.au/titles/academic/history/military_history/9780195555424.