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A plaque commemorates those who served on the H.M.A.S. Kalgoorlie in World War Two.

HMAS Kalgoorlie named for the city of Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, was one of 60 Bathurst class corvettes constructed during World War Two.

Monument characteristics :

A metal insignia and plaque on a wooden board above a glazed framed photograph of H.M.A.S. Kalgoorlie and a glazed framed presentation certificate.



Address:Wilson & Hannan Streets, Kalgoorlie Town Hall, Kalgoorlie, 6430
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -30.748889
Long: 121.470278
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1944
Front Inscription

This plaque was presented by the Municipality of Kalgoorlie to the crew of the Corvette H.M.A.S. "Kalgoorlie" in 1944 and was placed in the custody of the Kalgoorlie Municipal Council when the vessel was handed over to the Royal Netherlands Navy in 1946.

Kalgoorlie was launched at Whyalla, South Australia, on 7th August, 1941, and commissioned on 7th April, 1942. From the date of her commission to the cessation of hostilities in August, 1945, the vessel was actively engaged in mine sweeping and convoy work in the vicinity of Australia, New Guinea and the Philippine Islands. She steamed a total distance of 131,607 miles in the defence of Australia.

Presented to the Town of Kalgoorlie by the COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENT.

Source: SKP
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