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04-November-2014
04-November-2014
Photographs supplied by Stephen Woods

The Australia Remembers plaque commemorates the 50th anniversary of the end of World War Two and the World War Two naval base H.M.A.S Maitland. 

Location

Address:Wharf Road, The Foreshore, Newcastle, 2300
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.925971
Long: 151.782534
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Front Inscription

Australia Remembers
1945 - 1995

HMAS 'Maitland`, Newcastle`s naval base, was on this site from 1 August 1940 to September 1946.  It shared the site with the army`s Camp Shortland Naval Services based at "Maitland" and nearby Newcastle Customs House (from 28 August 1939) included an examination service to check all arriving ships, the naval control service which cleared ships leaving the port, the harbour entrance minefield, and control of the minesweepers "Uki"and "Bermagui" based in Newcastle Harbour.

This Australia Remembers Plaque
   Was Sponsored By
       Newcastle
Port Corporation

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