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30-July-2016
30-July-2016

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The monument commemorates the 50th anniversary of the end of World War Two and those who served at the Cooktown Mission Strip aerodrome which was built to service Allied and United States Personnel during World War Two. 

"Australia Remembers, 1945 - 1995" was a program of activities organised by the Federal Government to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of World War Two. 

 

Location

Address:Cooktown Developmental Road, Cooktown Airport, Cooktown, 4895
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -15.447214
Long: 145.185217
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event Start Date:15-August-1945
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1995

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 15th August, 1995
Front Inscription

- COOKTOWN MISSION STRIP -
Dedicated To The Airmen Who Served At This Aerodrome
          During World War II.
This Airstrip Was Built And Used By The Allied 
Forces Of Australia And The United States Of 
America In The Defence Of This Country
                1942 - 1945.
Erected By The People Of Cooktown To Commemorate The 
50th Anniversary Of The End Of The War In The Pacific.
           15th August 1995.

         Australia Remembers 
           1945 - 1995

   "AUSTRALIA REMEMBERS   "

Source: MA
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