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A monument commemorates the use by the Royal Australian Air Force (R.A.A.F.) of the Ballarat Showgrounds in 1940 during World War Two.

Location

Address:Howitt Street, Ballarat Showgrounds, Ballarat , 3350
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.540989
Long: 143.847672
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:29-April-1940
Actual Event End Date:

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 15th September, 1999
Front Inscription

This obelisk commemorates the use by the RAAF during World War 2 of the Ballarat Showgrounds from the 29th April 1940 to September 1940

A training school operated here during the construction of No. 1 Wireless Air Gunners School at the Ballarat Airport

John Bennett  President R.A.A.F.A. - Ballarat

Stan White Secretary R.A.A.F.A. - Ballarat

15th September 1999

Source: MA
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