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30-July-2016
30-July-2016

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A monument commemorates the 50th anniversary of the end of World War Two and is dedicated to the airmen who served at the Cooktown Mission Strip. 

"Australia Remembers, 1945-1995" was a program of activities organised by the Federal Government to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of World War Two. 

 

Location

Address:Cooktown Developmental Road, Cooktown Airport, Cooktown, 4895
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -15.447214
Long: 145.185217
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:Tuesday 15th August, 1995
Front Inscription

- COOKTOWN MISSION STRIP -

Dedicated To The Airmen Who Served At This Aerodrome
During World War II.
This Airstrip Was Built And Used By The Allied
Forces Of Australia And The United States Of
America In The Defence Of This Country
1942 - 1945.
Erected By The People Of Cooktown To Commemorate The
50th Anniversary Of The End Of The War In The Pacific.
15th August 1995.

Australia Remembers 
1945 -1995 

"AUSTRALIA REMEMBERS"

Source: MA
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