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09-January-2015
09-January-2015

Photographs supplied by Roger Johnson / Graeme Saunders

A garden commemorates the 2500 Army and 37000 Air Force personnel who completed their basic (rookie) training at this site during World War Two 

Location

Address:Benalla Road & Thompson Street, Shepparton Showgrounds, Shepparton, 3630
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.382153
Long: 145.408573
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Garden
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 29th October, 2005
Front Inscription

Rookies` Garden

Dedicated to the 2500 Army and 37000 Air Force personnel who completed their rookie training at this site during World War II

Officially opened by Dick Clayton in the presence of ex-rookies 29th October 2005

Murray W Slee OAM Chairman

D M Tuhan President Shepparton Agricultural Society

Source: MA
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