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Australia Remembers Plaque commemorates the 70 aboriginal men and women who served with the 2nd /1st North Australia Observer Unit during World War Two.

Location

Address:The Esplanade, Darwin Cenotaph, Bicentennial Park, Darwin, 0800
State:NT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -12.466688
Long: 130.839874
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

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1995
Front Inscription

Australia Remembers
1945-1995

IN HONOUR OF 
The loyal brave and devoted service of about 70 aboriginal men and women from the Kimberleys, the Northern Territory and the Gulf in Queensland who were enrolled in 1942 by Major W.E.H. Stanner, commanding officer of the 2/1st North Australia Observer Unit AIF, and who acted as patrol guides, trackers, ships crew and on other duties , performing a key role for the Nackeroos until the danger to North Australia ended in 1945.

May they always be honoured and always remembered.

(Erected by the 2/1 NAOU Ex-members Association)

Lest We Forget.

Source: SKP
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