50th Anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea Print Page
A plaque presented by the Government of Tasmania commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea.
The Battle of the Coral Sea, fought between the 4th and 8th of May 1942, was a major naval battle in the Pacific Theatre of World War Two between the Imperial Japanese Navy and Allied naval and air forces from the United States and Australia. The battle was the first action in which aircraft carriers engaged each other, as well as the first in which neither side's ships sighted or fired directly upon the other.
|Address:||Coral Sea Drive , Battle of the Coral Sea Memorial Park, Cardwell, 4849|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -18.246944|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||04-May-1942|
|Actual Event End Date:||08-May-1942|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 2nd May, 1992|
Presented by the Government of Tasmania
2 May 1992
To commemorate the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea
Hon. Ray Groom MHA Premier
Hon. John Beswick MHA Deputy Premier
Hon. Ian Braid MHA Minister for Construction
Hon. John Cleary MHA Minister for Environment and Planning
Hon. Ronald Cornish MHA Attorney-General
Hon. Robin Gray MHA Minister for Primary Industry, Fisheries and Energy
Hon. Roger Groom MHA Minister for Health
Hon. Peter Hodgman MHA Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation
Hon. Frank Madill MHA Minister for Police and Emergency Services
Hon. Tony Rundle MHA Minister for Forests