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The plaque commemorates the flight of the Halifax Bomber NR169 "Waltzing Matilda" from England to Australia in 1946.

The park is named after the Halifax bomber.



Address:Beach Road, Halifax Park, Nelson Bay, 2315
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.712276
Long: 152.160041
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture


Front Inscription

Halifax Park

This park was named after Halifax heavy bomber NR169 HD-T flown by crews of 466 Squadron, R.A.A.F. on 51 raids over Germany with R.A.F. Bomber Command during World War II

Named "Waltzing Matilda", it was flown to Australia By Captain G. N. Wikner in 1946

Geoff and Trudy Wikner established the park in that year.

This plaque commemorates the aircraft the flight and the gallant crew

Specifications :
Handley Page Halifax B Mk III - Max. Wt. 65,000 lbs.
Engines : 4 x 1650 hp Bristol Hercules - Speed, 225 mph
Bomb load : 15,000 lbs - Fuel : 2,500 gals - Range : 2,800 miles


Source: MA
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