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Royal Australian Naval Landing Party : 24-October-2011
Royal Australian Naval Landing Party : 24-October-2011

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Two plaques commemorate the Landing Party of the Royal Australian Navy in German New Guinea during World War One.

During the first week of the war, an Australian naval and military expeditionary force of 1,500 men was mobilised with orders to capture and occupy Germany's New Guinea colonies. The first landing was made by a small party of naval reservists near Rabaul on September 11, 1914.


Address:Birdwood Avenue, Shrine Reserve, Melbourne, 3000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.830139
Long: 144.973276
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:11-September-1914
Actual Event End Date:11-September-1914


Front Inscription

Plaque :

Royal Australian Naval Landing Party

German New Guinea, September 11th 1914

Plaque :

The R.A.N. 1914 Landing Party 

Source: MA,SKP
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au