On this day: a wedding in 1894

On the 28th of November, 1894, Miss Evelyn Mary Griffith married Mr Thomas Herbert Brown at St John’s Pro Cathedral.

The bride is on the left and is being escorted by her father, Sir Samuel Walker Griffith, who was the Chief Justice of Queensland, Australia.

Sir Samuel Walker Griffith escorting his daughter Evelyn to church on her wedding day, 1894 at St John's Pro Cathedral on 28 November 1894. He was the Chief Justice of Queensland.

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On this day: World War Two in Australia

Western Australia, 27th November, 1941.

Eight days after the Battle between HMAS Sydney and the German Kormoran, German lifeboats with survivors are towed to shore by the British Merchant Vessel Centaur.

The battle between Australia and Nazi Germany resulted in all 645 Australians on board the Sydney killed, and 82 Germans killed and 317 captured. Both ships were destroyed.

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OFF CARNARVON, WA, 1941-11-27. GERMAN SURVIVORS FROM THE AUXILIARY CRUISER KORMORAN, WHICH HAD BEEN SUNK BY THE CRUISER HMAS SYDNEY, IN LIFEBOATSOF THE BRITISH MERCHANT VESSEL CENTAUR, WHICH TOWED THEM TO PORT.

On this day: the sinking of the HMS Barham

The British Royal Navy battleship HMS Barham (04) explodes as her 15 inch magazine ignites.

The Barham explodes.

British battleship HMS Barham was sunk by Germany on the 25th of November, 1941.

HMS Barham mid-1930s

Launched in December 1914, the Bahram was used both in the First and Second World Wars.

498px-Admiral_Charles_Middleton,_later_Lord_Barham_(1726-1813),_by_Isaac_PocockCharles Middleton, 1st Baron Barham

She was named after Charles Middleton, 1st Baron Barham, who was both a politician and a British naval officer.

On the day of its sinking, the ship was hit by three torpedoes from a German submarine. 841 people died.

On this day: Sarah Booth’s Covent Garden Debut

English Actress Sarah Booth. Early 19th Century.

Famous English actress Sarah Booth made her debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden on the 23rd of November, 1810. She played Amanthis in the play Child of Nature.

The Theatre Royal, Covent Garden in 1810.

The new Opera House, drawn in 1810.

At the time, the Opera House was brand new, as the previous one had been destroyed by fire.

Portrait_of_Sarah_Booth in 1815

An 1815 portrait.

Booth was born in 1793 in Birmingham, and had a sister who also performed on the stage. Both were dancers at the time they were discovered in Manchester. Small in stature and with hair that was tinged red, Sarah was often cast in roles like Juliet, roles that required her to look younger.

On this day: A soldier’s visit home in 1941

This photograph was taken in the Australian city of Brisbane, Queensland on the 21st of November, 1941. A soldier returns home to visit his family from his posting in Darwin.

Darwin was bombed by the Japanese three months later, in what was the biggest attack ever launched on Australia by a foreign power.

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21 November 1941369px-StateLibQld_1_131771_Soldier_dad_greeting_his_wife_and_baby_on_arrival_home_on_leave_from_Darwin,_Brisbane,_November_1941