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Royal Australian Naval Landing Party : 24-October-2011
Royal Australian Naval Landing Party : 24-October-2011

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Two plaques commemorate the Landing Party of the Royal Australian Navy in German New Guinea during World War One.

During the first week of the war, an Australian naval and military expeditionary force of 1,500 men was mobilised with orders to capture and occupy Germany's New Guinea colonies. The first landing was made by a small party of naval reservists near Rabaul on September 11, 1914.

Location

Address:Birdwood Avenue, Shrine Reserve, Melbourne, 3000
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.830139
Long: 144.973276
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:11-September-1914
Actual Event End Date:11-September-1914

Dedication

Front Inscription

Plaque 1 :

ROYAL AUSTRALIAN
NAVAL LANDING PARTY
GERMAN NEW GUINEA, SEPTEMBER 11TH 1914

Plaque 2 :

THE R.A.N. 1914
LANDING PARTY

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