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A sculpture of a sailor commemorates the services of all female and male sailors who have served Australia in both war and peace.
The sculpture serves as a permanent reminder of the Navy's presence in Port Melbourne. The concept of the Answering The Call was first envisaged in 2007 by World War Two veteran Lieutenant Commander Mackenzie Gregory in an attempt to celebrate the naval presence in Port Melbourne from the mid-1850s until 1992. Port Melbourne was the site of the first Australian local voluntary naval service.
|Address:||Beaconsfield Parade, Port Melbourne, 3207|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.843895|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Designer:||Louis Laumen|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 7th November, 2015|
Answering The Call
This statue was erected by the Naval Heritage Foundation of Australia Inc
In honour and remembrance of all naval men and women who answered the call of their country in war and peace
Created from the vision of Lieutenant Commander Mackenzie J Gregory RAN (Rtd)
Sculptor Louis Laumen
On 27 November 2015 Vice Admiral Tim Barrett AO CSC RAN CHief of Navy
Patron of the Naval Heritage Foundation of Australia Inc unveiled this statue Answering The Call to commemorate the service of all naval men and women