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Memorial commemorates those who fought the Battle for Australia between 7 December 1941 and 15 August 1945.
The Battle for Australia is a contested historiographical term used to claim a link between a series of battles near Australia during the Pacific War of the Second World War.
The Returned and Services League of Australia (RSL) and Battle for Australia Commemoration National Council campaigned for over a decade for official commemoration of a series of battles fought in 1942, including the Battle of the Coral Sea, Battle of Milne Bay and Kokoda Track Campaign, as having formed a 'battle for Australia'. This campaign was successful, and in 2008 the Australian Government proclaimed that commemorations for the Battle for Australia would be held annually on the first Wednesday in September, with the day being designated 'Battle for Australia Day'.
Peter Stanley the former principal historian at the Australian War Memoria argues that the concept of a 'Battle for Australia' is mistaken as these actions did not form a single campaign aimed against Australia. Stanley has also stated that no historian he knows believes that there was a 'Battle for Australia.
|Address:||Pacific Boulevarde, Esplanade Park, Buddina, 4575|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -26.702866|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||07-December-1941|
|Actual Event End Date:||15-August-1945|
In Remembrance Of Those
Australian Men And Women And Their Allies
Who Fought The
BATTLE FOR AUSTRALIA
7 Dec 41 23 Jan 42 05 Mar 43 15 Aug 45
Rabaul 23 Jan 42 Darwin 19 Feb/12 Nov 43 Kokoda 21 July/26 Sep 42 Milne Bay 25 Aug/05 Sep 42 Coral Sea 5/8 May 42 Midway 4/6 Jun 42 Guadalcanal 07 Aug 42/07 Feb 43 Bismarck 2/5 Mar 43
South and South West Pacific Areas
- Part Of The War In The Pacific 1941 - 1945