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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.
|Address:||Terralong & Collins Streets, Hindmarsh Park, Kiama, 2533|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.669119|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||03-September-1939|
|Actual Event End Date:||15-August-1945|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Friday 21st October, 1994|
1928 - 1954
50th Anniversary Of
The Battle of Leyte Gulf
In Memory Of
Our Lost Shipmates
HMAS Australia Veterans Assoc.
21st October 1994