HMAS Nirimba Hockey Team 1973
HMAS Nirimba Inter Service Hockey Team 1973


Welcome back to the all-new 30th website!   Members please log in for full site access...


To those casual visitors who have found their way here, welcome also!  This site is intended mainly for the use of (ex-) Royal Australian Navy personnel who commenced their training as apprentices at the Royal Australian Navy Apprentice Training Establishment (R.A.N.A.T.E.), HMAS Nirimba in January 1971, the so called thirtieth intake (hence the name of the site) and their colleagues. You are most welcome to browse where you can and if you would like to learn more about us, this link explains where HMAS Nirimba came from and what has become of her and there are links to other historical information and Mobi sites in the External links menu to the upper right.  The rest of this site, however,  is available to registered members only.


30th intake group shot  Jan/Feb 1971
Here's a few of us!

It's been awhile since this site has been up and running and for that we apologise... there were reasons, all of which are cured and we now have a completely modernised and highly secure site on a new host which should serve our needs very well and remain stable.  Please view the "About security on this site..." link here for a little more detail on that subject including why your browser may still present warnings loading this homepage.

Membership remains FREE and open of course to those of us in the 30th intake and all other Mobis who wish to join.   Membership includes private access to read and post articles, comment on others' posts, take part in secure private forums regarding established topics and the abilty to create new topics plus an optional This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. email account.  Help with these things can be found here. The usual rules about reasonably polite behaviour apply but Mobi-speak and Pusser idioms are to be encouraged. There are plenty of other venues for online sharing... You can share this page right now in Facebook, Twitter or Google Bookmarks if you wish by clicking on one of the following icons:

...but this site is OURS ONLY and very private. Our history and culture is important and every means of collecting and preserving that history is a worthwhile pursuit.  All stories, photos etc. are most welcome. See "Getting Started" and subsequent help topics to see how you can get membership, log in, enjoy others' contributions and contribute yourself.

Keep your eye on the Featured articles box and News in the Categories box to the right for links to important topics!