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A monument commemorates members of the Australian Naval ship H.M.A.S. Australia who died in service or were killed in action during World War Two. The monument also commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Leyte Gulf which was fought in 1944. 

Australia operated in support of United States naval and amphibious operations throughout South-East Asia until the start of 1945, including involvement in the battles at the Coral Sea and Savo Island, the amphibious landings at Guadalcanal and Leyte Gulf, and numerous actions during the New Guinea campaign. She was forced to withdraw following a series of kamikaze attacks during the invasion of Lingayen Gulf. 

Location

Address:Terralong & Collins Streets, Hindmarsh Park, Kiama, 2533
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.669119
Long: 150.853106
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 21st October, 1994
Front Inscription

HMAS AUSTRALIA
    1928 - 1954

50th Anniversary Of
The Battle of Leyte Gulf

    In Memory Of
Our Lost Shipmates

     Presented By
HMAS Australia Veterans Assoc.
21st October 1994

Source: MA
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