In 2018 as an initiative of the Navy League of Australia, West Australian Division, resulted in initial contact being made with a number of individuals, inviting them to an evening where presentations were provided on the proposal for a HMAS Perth (I) Memorial.
Following this, a committee was formulated and a Certificate of Incorporation was achieved on 4 April 2019, formally approving the HMAS Perth (I) Memorial Foundation Incorporated.
Mr Wes Olson is a member of the Foundation Committee and is the official historical for the Foundation. Wes has authored the HMAS PERTH (I) MEMORIAL Commemorative Booklet. The booklet provides an outline of the history of the ship’s World War II actions and her demise. A full list of the crew, their rank or position and fate.
The Foundation is working with the Smith Sculptors, the creators of the HMAS Sydney II Memorial, Geraldton WA, who have been commissioned to design the proposed HMAS Perth (I) Memorial.
The Foundation’s Official Launch was conducted in conjunction with the 60th Anniversary of the HMAS Perth Memorial Regatta at the Nedlands Yacht Club on Sunday, 16 February 2020.