Royal Australian Navy warships enter Sydney Harbour
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Warships join Sydney Harbour flotilla

4 October 2013 Last updated at 09:23 BST

Warships from 17 nations sailed into Sydney Harbour on Friday to join the city's centenary celebrations of the Australian navy fleet's first visit.

Around 40 warships - as well as 16 tall ships - will participate in the International Fleet Review on Saturday, which is the main event commemorating the arrival of the original Royal Australian Navy fleet a century ago.

Welcoming the fleet, Governor-General Quentin Bryce said: "Across this century, Australians have taken great pride in our RAN (Royal Australian Navy), the fine values that it represents in our hearts."

Kath Venn, the daughter of a sailor from the original fleet, said she considered it "a great honour" to be present at the event.