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A plaque commemorates the 50th anniversary of the arrival at the site by the 26th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery during World War Two.

Between February 1942 and August 1944, the site was occupied by a anti-aircraft battery of four guns, a command post and a signals post to protect the BHP loading jetty and shipbuilding yards against the possibility of Japanese air and naval attacks.  

Location

Address:Queen Elizabeth Drive, Hummock Hill Lookout, Whyalla, 5600
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.037195
Long: 137.591671
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 13th February, 1992
Front Inscription

To commem­orate the 50th anniversary of the arrival of members of the 26th heavy anti-aircraft battery.

On this site an anti-aircraft battery of four guns, a command post, and a signals post, was manned by the 26th heavy anti-aircraft battery from February, 1942, to August, 1944, to protect the BHP loading jetty and shipbuilding yards against possible Japanese air and/or naval attack.

Unveiled by Mr. R. B. Reid
Mayor of Whyalla
13th February, 1992.

Source: MA,TOH
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