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19-March-2015
19-March-2015

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams / Roger Johnson

A plaque commemorates the centenary of the Royal Australian Navy.  The plaque has been placed between two cannon shells from the HMAS Australia and HMNZS New Zealand.

The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) is the naval branch of the Australian Defence Force. Following the Federation of Australia in 1901, the ships and resources of the separate colonial navies were integrated into a national force: the Commonwealth Naval Forces. Originally intended for local defence, the navy was granted the title of 'Royal Australian Navy' in 1911, and became increasingly responsible for defence of the region.

Location

Address:Memorial Drive, Rocky Hill War Memorial Museum, Goulburn, 2580
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.756551
Long: 149.736816
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2005
Front Inscription

MEMORIAL PLAQUE TO THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY
                           TO
COMMEMORATE THE NAVY CENTENARY YEAR Navy 
                      1911 - 2011

      Dedicated To The Men And Women
           From Goulburn & District
       Who Served With Distinction
       On Many Australian Ships
           & Shore Defences
With A Special Mention To The Corvette HMAS Goulburn
Commissioned February 28th 1941 Broken Up As Scrap November 1953

The Ship Cannon Shells c1919 Are From The
                Battle Cruisers
HMAS Australia & HMNZS New Zealand

Donated By Snapper Island Museum 2005

Source: MA
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