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Stained glass window commemorates missionaries martyred in New Guinea in World War Two.
In Anglican terminology the New Guinea Martyrs were eight Anglican clergy, teachers and medical missionaries killed by the Japanese in 1942. The Anglican Bishop of New Guinea (then a diocese of the ecclesiastical Province of Queensland) Philip Strong having instructed Anglican missionaries to remain at their posts despite the Japanese invasion. Three hundred thirty-three church workers of various denominations were killed during the Japanese occupation of New Guinea in World War Two.
|Address:||15 Gisborne Street, St. Peters Eastern Hill, East Melbourne, 3002|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.80975|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||03-September-1939|
|Actual Event End Date:||15-August-1945|
|Monument Designer:||Mervyn Napier Waller|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1947|
To commemorate the missionaries martyred in New Guinea - 1942