A signaller uses semaphore from the bridge of the corvette HMAS Lithgow
as three RAN motor launches approach, escorting Japanese barges carrying an envoy for preliminary surrender discussions at Bougainville on 20 August 1945.
Lieutenant E Germaine holding swords and dirks carried by the Japanese envoys who attended preliminary surrender discussions aboard the destroyer HMAS Vendetta
, at sea off Rabaul, on 4 September 1945.
The corvette HMAS Kiama
escorting the convoy carrying Australian troops for the occupation of Rabaul following the surrender of the Japanese, Rabaul, September 1945.
Major General Edward Milford, General Officer Commanding, 7th Division Australian Imperial Force, accepting the surrender of Vice Admiral Kamada, Commander 22 Naval Base Force, Imperial Japanese Navy, during a ceremony held on board the frigate HMAS Burdekin
at Balikpapan, Borneo, on 8 September 1945.
The captains of the cricket teams from Gilbert Island and the frigate HMAS Diamantina
toss to see which side will bat, Tarawa Island, 27 September 1945. The Diamantina
was on its way to Ocean Island to take the surrender of approximately 530 Japanese troops.
A Japanese official hands over the keys of the Yokosuka Naval Base to the Commander of the British landing Force, Captain Herbert Buchanan, RAN, in August 1945.
Able Seaman (AB) Bill Cooper and AB Max McCulloch secure the Australian ensign to the jackstaff on the forecastle of HMAS Ballarat
as it ties up alongside the wharf for the first time in the Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, September 1945.
Taking the sword of surrender from the senior Japanese officer at the Keningau camp in British North Borneo are (L-R) Flight Lieutenant Ernest Walliker and Major John Irving, 2/9th Australian Cavalry (Commando) Regiment. 23 September 1945.