DEEP LIGHT: Illuminating the wrecks of Sydney and Kormoran

Past Event

The World War Two encounter between HMAS
Sydney (II) and the disguised German raider
HSK Kormoran off the Western Australian coast
stands as Australia’s most tragic naval disaster.
81 men from Kormoran were killed and 318
survived. The lives of all 645 men on Sydney
were lost.
In 2015, researchers from the WA Museum and
Curtin University returned to the wreck sites.
Using remotely controlled equipment, the team
captured stunning underwater images that
revealed the fate of the ships on the seabed,
over two kilometres beneath the waves. These
images revealed a remote world of solemn
loss, filled with wondrous creatures and
surprising colour.
This poignant exhibition showcases the
remarkable images and footage captured during
the expedition, interviews with the research
team, a moving 3D film, and personal reflections
from descendants and family members of
Sydney's crew.

Event Details

Time: During opening hours

Venue: Carnarvon Library & Art Gallery



Contact: Carnarvon Library & Art Gallery

Organisation: Shire of Carnarvon

Phone: 0899413727



Event Date(s)

  • Thursday 11th August 2022

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