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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.
|Address:||Memorial Drive, Rocky Hill War Memorial Museum, Goulburn, 2580|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.756551|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||2005|
MEMORIAL PLAQUE TO THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY
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
HMAS Australia & HMNZS New Zealand
Donated By Snapper Island Museum 2005