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03-November-2013
03-November-2013

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A plaque and information panels commemorate the Darley Camp which was used for training of thousands of women for the Australian Army both in the Australian Women's Army Service (AWAS) and the Australian Army Medical Women's Service during World War Two from October 1942 to September 1945.

The panels are located inside a rotunda and tell the story of the establishment of the military camp. 

Location

Address:Gisborne Road (Federation Avenue), Federation Park, Darley, 3340
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.656546
Long: 144.448665
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Approx. Event Start Date:October 1942
Approx. Event End Date:September 1945

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 2nd June, 1996
Front Inscription

             Australia Remembers 1939 - 1945
                                Australia Remembers
                                     1945 -1995

 This plaque is to commemorate the Darley Camp which was used for training of thousands of women for the Australian Army both in the Australian Women's Army Service (AWAS) and the Australian Army Medical Women's Service
                             during World War II
                   October 1942 to September 1945 
                            Jointly Unveiled by
Mrs Elizabeth Lucas, Chairperson of the Council of Ex-Servicewomen's
                              Association (Vic)
       Cr. Delwyn Leggatt, Mayor, Moorabool Shire Council
       Bruce Ruxton Esq. OBE, State President of the RSL
in the 50th Anniversary year of the ending of World War II.
                             2nd June 1996

Source: MA
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