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The Sinking of HMAS Sydney: A Guide to Commonwealth Records


Appendix 5: Further Reading

Ahl H, 'Report on the engagement between HMAS Sydney and the German Auxiliary Cruiser Kormoran', Naval Historical Review, December 1979

Allen Stephen, 'HMAS Sydney: the limits of historical analysis', Journal of the Australian War Memorial, No. 22, Apr 1993, pp. 5–10

Anonymous, 'HMAS Sydney's last battle', The Railways Institute Magazine, April 1980, pp. 28–30

Ashton J, Challenor C and Courtney, RCH The Scientific Investigation of a Carley Float, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, 1993

Australian Archives, Source Analysis for HMAS Sydney and HSK Kormoran, Australian Archives, October 1991

Bourne, CAV 'HMAS Sydney – HMT Aquitania', Camaraderie, Feb 1996

Chapman JWM, (ed. & trans.), The Price of Admiralty: The War Diary of the German Naval Attache in Japan, 1939–1943, Volume IV: 10 September 1941–31 January 1942, Saltire Press, Ripe, East Sussex, 1989

Clark Bryan, 'Australia's forgotten son', Naval Historical Review, 1991

Clark Bryan, 'Sydney–Kormoran paper for Western Australian Maritime Museum', in McCarthy, M and Kirsner, K (compilers), Papers from the HMAS Sydney Forum, Fremantle, 21–23 November 1991 (Department of Maritime Archaeology Report No. 52)

Collins J, As Luck would have It, Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1965

Collins J, HMAS Sydney, Naval Historical Society of Australia, Garden Island, NSW, 1971

Commonwealth Department of Veterans' Affairs and the RAN, Commemoration: HMAS Sydney – Lost in Action off Western Australia, November 1941: Australia Remembers, 1945–1995: Order of Commemorative Service, 1995

Courtney J, 'Report on the meteorological conditions near 26°S 111°E for 17–28 November 1941', in McCarthy, M and Kirsner, K (compilers), Papers from the HMAS Sydney Forum, Fremantle, 21–23 November 1991 (Department of Maritime Archaeology Report No. 52)

Davies J, The Lady was not a Spy, Lamp Printers, Perth, 1994.

Detmers T, (Fitzgerald, E, trans.) Kormoran der Hilfskreuzer der die Sydney versenkt – The Raider Kormoran, William Kimber, London, 1959

Doohan J, 'With friends like these: a revisionist's view of the official "cover up"', in McCarthy, M and Kirsner, K (compilers), Papers from the HMAS Sydney Forum, Fremantle, 21–23 November 1991 (Department of Maritime Archaeology Report No. 52)

Farncomb H, 'The Loss of HMAS Sydney', White Ensign, December 1946

Frame T, 'HMAS Sydney: conducting an autopsy without a body', in McCarthy, M and Kirsner, K (compilers), Papers from the HMAS Sydney Forum, Fremantle, 21–23 November 1991 (Department of Maritime Archaeology Report No. 52)

Frame T, 'The loss of HMAS Sydney – the RAN's view', in McCarthy, M and Kirsner, K (compilers), Papers from the HMAS Sydney Forum, Fremantle, 21–23 November 1991 (Department of Maritime Archaeology Report No. 52)

Frame T, HMAS Sydney: Loss and Controversy, Hodder and Stoughton, Sydney, 1993

Gee L, 'HMAS Moresby and the HMAS Sydney searches to date', in McCarthy, M and Kirsner, K (compilers), Papers from the HMAS Sydney Forum, Fremantle, 21–23 November 1991 (Department of Maritime Archaeology Report No. 52)

Gill G H, The Royal Australian Navy 1939–42: Volume 1: Official History of Australia in the War of 1939–45, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, 1957, pp. 446–460

Graham E, et al 'The searcher's view', in McCarthy, M and Kirsner, K (compilers), Papers from the HMAS Sydney Forum, Fremantle, 21–23 November 1991 (Department of Maritime Archaeology Report No. 52)

Green J, McCarthy M, and Penrose J, 'Site inspection by remote sensing – the HMAS Sydney search – a case study', The Bulletin of the Australian Institute for Maritime Archaeology, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 22–42

Green, J, 'HMAS Sydney: Problems of location', in McCarthy, M and Kirsner, K (compilers), Papers from the HMAS Sydney Forum, Fremantle, 21–23 November 1991 (Department of Maritime Archaeology Report No. 52)

Gregg J, 'Re: Jonathon Robotham', in McCarthy, M and Kirsner, K (compilers), Papers from the HMAS Sydney Forum, Fremantle, 21–23 November 1991 (Department of Maritime Archaeology Report No. 52)

Hawas D, Ships of the Hamburg America, Adler and Barr Lines, Patrick Stephen, Cambridge, 1980, p. 169

Horner David, Inside the War Cabinet: Directing Australia's War Effort 1939–45, Allen & Unwin in association with Australian Archives, Sydney, 1996

Hughes S, 'HMAS Sydney: a possible solution based on modern search and rescue planning techniques', in McCarthy, M and Kirsner, K (compilers), Papers from the HMAS Sydney Forum, Fremantle, 21–23 November 1991 (Department of Maritime Archaeology Report No. 52)

Hutchinson JN, Save that Song: Conquering the Outback my Way, J N Hutchinson, Balingup, WA, 1988, pp. 97–99

Johnston G, Grey Gladiator: HMAS Sydney with the Mediterranean Fleet, Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1941

Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade, 'Report on the Loss of HMAS Sydney', Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia, Canberra, 1999

Joyce AH, 'German commerce raiders of World War II', Ships Monthly, April 1992, pp. 32–36

Keble Chatterton E, Commerce Raiders, Hurst and Blackett, London, 1943

King T, The Quest for the Sydney: 'For Us They Gave Up Their Tomorrow', King, D, Perth, 1966

Kirsner K, 'The human factor in historical reconstruction: HMAS Sydney versus HSK Kormoran', in Sweetman, J (ed.) New Interpretations in Naval History, US Naval Institute Press

Kirsner K, 'Converging operations in historical analysis', in McCarthy, M and Kirsner, K (compilers), Papers from the HMAS Sydney Forum, Fremantle, 21–23 November 1991 (Department of Maritime Archaeology Report No. 52)

Kirsner K, 'HSK Kormoran versus HMAS Sydney: the 20th century mystery', in Gardiner, R, Warship, Conway Maritime Press, London, 1992

Kirsner K, 'The search for HSK Kormoran and HMAS Sydney: A preliminary analysis based on modified search and rescue procedures', Great Circle, Journal of the Australian Association for Maritime History, Vol. 14, No. 2, 1992, pp. 88–104

Kirsner K, 'The Human Factor in Historical Reconstruction: HMAS Sydney versus HSK Kormoran': the 11th Naval History Symposium, Annapolis, 1993

Kirsner K, and Hughes S, HMAS Sydney and HSK Kormoran: Possible and Probable Search Areas, Western Australian Maritime Museum, Fremantle, 1993

Laffer G, 'HMAS Sydney II: Another view', in McCarthy, M and Kirsner, K (compilers), Papers from the HMAS Sydney Forum, Fremantle, 21–23 November 1991 (Department of Maritime Archaeology Report No. 52)

Lenton H, German Warships of the Second World War, MacDonald and Janes, London, p. 382

Magazinovic O, 'English translation of section: Gelebit u plamenu —the Velebit in flames) Rijeka, 1957' in McCarthy, M and Kirsner, K (compilers), Papers from the HMAS Sydney Forum, Fremantle, 21–23 November 1991 (Department of Maritime Archaeology Report No. 52)

Mason RW, Memoirs, 1941–1981 (Manuscript MS7460), National Library of Australia, Canberra

McArthur J, 'The Sydney–Kormoran encounter: A challenging perspective', in McCarthy, M and Kirsner, K (compilers), Papers from the HMAS Sydney Forum, Fremantle, 21–23 November 1991 (Department of Maritime Archaeology Report No. 52)

McCarthy M, The Carrarang Station Lifeboat Relic of the HMAS Sydney–Kormoran Engagement, November 1941: Report, Western Australian Maritime Museum, Fremantle, 1990

McCarthy M, 'HMAS Sydney–HSK Kormoran: An archaeologist's view of the situation', in McCarthy, M and Kirsner, K (compilers), Papers from the HMAS Sydney Forum, Fremantle, 21–23 November 1991 (Department of Maritime Archaeology Report No. 52)

McCarthy M, HMAS Sydney–HSK Kormoran: The Position of the Western Australian Maritime Museum, Western Australian Maritime Museum, Fremantle, March 1996

McCarthy M, 'War on the doorstep', in Gregory, J (ed.), On the Home Front: Western Australians and World War II, University of Western Australia Press, Nedlands, 1996, pp. 109–118

McCarthy M, and Kirsner K, (compilers) Papers from the HMAS Sydney Forum, Fremantle, 21–23 November 1991, Western Australian Maritime Museum, Fremantle, 1991

McCarthy M, and Kirsner, K 'HMAS Sydney: Synopsis of holdings of the Australian War Memorial', in McCarthy, M and Kirsner, K (compilers), Papers from the HMAS Sydney Forum, Fremantle, 21–23 November 1991 (Department of Maritime Archaeology Report No. 52)

McDonald G, 'Wind, weather and wonder', in McCarthy, M and Kirsner, K (compilers), Papers from the HMAS Sydney Forum, Fremantle, 21–23 November 1991 (Department of Maritime Archaeology Report No. 52)

McDonald G, Seeking the Sydney: A New Perspective in the Search for HMAS Sydney, Port Gregory, 1993

McDonald G, HMAS Sydney: Part Three: The Untold Story: The Children of the Centaur, Geraldton, 1995

McDonald G, (compiler) Papers and Proceedings from the HMAS Sydney Forum held at the Maritime Museum, Geraldton on 3 June 1996, Geraldton, 1996

McKenzie-Smith GR, Australia's Forgotten Army: Vol 1 – The Ebb and Flow of the Australian Army in Western Australia 1941–1945, Grimwade Publications, Canberra, 1994

McKie R, Proud Echo, Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1953

Miller V & West Australian Newspapers, 'No Survivors: 50th Anniversary Commemorative Booklet' produced by West Australian Newspapers Limited, 19 November 1991

Montgomery Michael, Who Sank the Sydney, Cassell, Melbourne, 1981

Montgomery Michael, 'The Sydney–Kormoran 19.11.41: Contradictions between the evidence and the official action', in McCarthy, M and Kirsner, K (compilers), Papers from the HMAS Sydney Forum, Fremantle, 21–23 November 1991 (Department of Maritime Archaeology Report No. 52)

Muggenthaler A, German Raiders of World War Two, Hale, London, 1978

Munyard CE, HMAS Sydney II & Dr List's Cryptographs, C E Munyard, Ardcross, WA, 1995

Olsen WJ, HMAS Sydney (1934–1941) : Possible and Probable Causes of Her Loss, Western Australian Maritime Museum, Fremantle, 1995

Olsen WJ, With All Hands: A Study of the Circumstances Surrounding the Loss of the 645 Officers and Men Aboard HMAS Sydney in November 1941, Western Australian Maritime Museum, Fremantle, 1996

Pattee RS, 'The Raider Kormoran, Sydney's nemesis', United States Naval Institute Proceedings, December 1950, pp. 1299–1306

Penrose JD, and Klaka, KP 'Notes on the movement of wreck material in the area of the battle', in McCarthy, M and Kirsner, K (compilers), Papers from the HMAS Sydney Forum, Fremantle, 21–23 November 1991 (Department of Maritime Archaeology Report No. 52)

Pearce A, 'Variability of ocean currents off Shark Bay', in McCarthy, M and Kirsner K, (compilers), Papers from the HMAS Sydney Forum, Fremantle, 21–23 November 1991 (Department of Maritime Archaeology Report No. 52)

Peet L, 'Thoughts on the disappearance of HMAS Sydney', in McCarthy, M and Kirsner, K (compilers), Papers from the HMAS Sydney Forum, Fremantle, 21–23 November 1991 (Department of Maritime Archaeology Report No. 52)

Porten Edward von der, The German Navy in World War Two, London, 1970

Raven A and Roberts J, British Cruisers of World War II, Arms and Armour Press, London, 1980

Reudavey G, 'Airborne magnetic search techniques', in McCarthy, M and Kirsner, K (compilers), Papers from the HMAS Sydney Forum, Fremantle, 21–23 November 1991 (Department of Maritime Archaeology Report No. 52)

Richards Ian, Commodore, RAN Loss of HMAS Sydney – The Evans Papers, 1981

Robotham J, 'Eagle in the Crow's Nest', manuscript held by State Library of Western Australia

Ross W H, Stormy Petrel: The Life Story of HMAS Sydney, Paterson's Printing Press, Western Australia, 1943

Ross W, Lucky Ross, Hesperian, Perth, 1994

Rusbridger James, 'The winds of warning', in Weekend Australian Magazine, 11–12 January 1986

Schmalenbach P, German Raiders: A History of Auxiliary Cruisers of the German Navy 1895–1945, Cambridge, 1979

Scott Geoffrey, HMAS Sydney, Horwitz, Sydney, 1962

Smith E, 'Recollections of service in HMAS Sydney', in McCarthy, M and Kirsner, K (compilers), Papers from the HMAS Sydney Forum, Fremantle, 21–23 November 1991 (Department of Maritime Archaeology Report No. 52)

Southern R, 'Climatology of weather conditions, WA coast November, 1941', in McCarthy, M and Kirsner, K (compilers), Papers from the HMAS Sydney Forum, Fremantle, 21–23 November 1991 (Department of Maritime Archaeology Report No. 52)

Steedman R, & McCormack, M 'Backtracking the lifeboats and floats – a Metocean view', in McCarthy, M and Kirsner, K (compilers), Papers from the HMAS Sydney Forum, Fremantle, 21–23 November 1991 (Department of Maritime Archaeology Report No. 52)

Stern R, Kriegsmarine, Arms and Armour Press, London, 1981

Straczec J, 'For the record: Words of warning from Navy's Historian', Defence Force Journal, No. 103, November–December 1993.

Taylor J, Prisoner of the Kormoran: WA Jones' Amazing Experiences on the German Raider, Kormoran and as a Prisoner of War in Germany, Australasian Publishing Company, 1944

Templeton A, 'Engagement between HMAS Sydney and the Kormoran', Royal United Services Institute of Victoria Magazine, March 1995

von Gosseln J, 'The sinking of the Sydney', United States Naval Institute Proceedings, March 1953, pp. 251–255

Williams K, HMAS Sydney: Report, Curtin University/WA Maritime Museum, 1995–96

Winter Barbara, 'The German Ultra', in Naval Historical Review, 1990

Winter Barbara, HMAS Sydney: Fact, Fantasy and Fraud, Boolarong Press, Brisbane, 1991

Winter Barbara, 'Loose ends', in McCarthy, M and Kirsner, K (compilers), Papers from the HMAS Sydney Forum, Fremantle, 21–23 November 1991 (Department of Maritime Archaeology Report No. 52)

Winter Barbara, The Intrigue Master: Commander Long and Naval Intelligence in Australia, 1913–1945, Boolarong Press, Brisbane, 1995

Winter Barbara, 'Kormoran–Schiff 41 – Raider G. War Diary – Log Kriegstagebuch', unpublished translation

Winter Barbara, 'Sources and resources for the writing of HMAS Sydney', in Frame, T R, Goldrick, J V P, and Jones, P D (eds), Reflections on the RAN, Kangaroo Press, Kenthurst, pp. 147–57

Woodward D, The Secret Raiders, Kimber, London, 1955

Zammit A, 'HMAS Sydney memorial', in Naval Historical Review, 1992, pp. 11–13

Anon, 'Australia's shame – Sydney secret was hidden for 50 years', Sunday Times (Perth), 27 October 1991

Anon, Battle Summary No. 13 – Actions With Enemy Disguised Raiders 1940–1941, Admiralty 1942 – CB 3081(5)

Anon, 'Report on the engagement between HMAS Sydney and the German Auxiliary Cruiser Kormoran', in Naval Historical Review, Dec 1979


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