Australian submarines: past, present and futurePublic Lecture | Updated 6 years ago HMAS Stirling open day. Submarines HMAS Sheean (front left) and HMAS Collins (front right) Image available under the GNU Free Documentation License Peter Horobin and Steve Davies, Submarine Institute of Australia Presented in association with the Submarine Institute of Australia (SIA) Australia has been a submarine-operating nation since 1914, and soon marks the centenary of its submarine service. Despite the heroic exploits of Australian WW1 submarines however, the country had no submarine force at its next time of greatest need and relied on Allied submarines operating from Fremantle and Brisbane to defend its shores. The next 100 years will see the submarine move to the centre of Australia's military strategy, where the role and impact of Australian submarines in the current century will be far more significant. Join Peter Horobin and Steve Davies as they look at the past 100 years of Australian submarine operations and why the next 100 years will be even more important. Cost: $12 per person. Includes refreshments after the lecture Bookings: Essential on 9431 8478. Please RSVP by 5.00pm, Friday 31 August WA Maritime Museum Fri 31 Aug 2012 6:00pm – 7:00pm View the discussion thread.