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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.
|Address:||The Esplanade, Darwin Cenotaph, Bicentennial Park, Darwin, 0800|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -12.466688|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||03-September-1939|
|Actual Event End Date:||15-August-1945|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||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.