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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.
|Address:||Queen Elizabeth Drive, Hummock Hill Lookout, Whyalla, 5600|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.037195|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Thursday 13th February, 1992|
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.