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Kapooka Military Area Monument : 25-August-2011
Kapooka Military Area Monument : 25-August-2011

Photographs supplied by Roger Johnson

3” mortar monument commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Kapooka Military Area which commenced operations on 1 May 1942.

A major Australian Army camp was constructed at Kapooka in 1942 and one year later there were 8,000 troops in training there with Wagga taking on the characteristics of a garrison town.

Location

Address:Baylis & Morrow Streets, Victory Memorial Gardens, Wagga Wagga, 2650
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.109444
Long: 147.370278
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Federal
Actual Event STart Date:01-May-1942
Actual Event End Date:01-May-1992
Link:http://www.warmemorialsregister.nsw…

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1992
Front Inscription

                        3" MORTAR
This monument commemorates the 50th Anniversary
                                     of the

                  Kapooka Military Area
which commenced operations 1st May 1942.

Alderman P. Brassil    Colonel G.W. Hurford
Mayor                         Commander
Wagga Wagga            Kapooka Military Area

 

Source: MA,NRWM
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