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The plaque commemorates the 50th anniversary of the end of World War Two and the site of World War Two naval base H.M.A.S Maitland. 

"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.  


Address:Wharf Road, The Foreshore, Newcastle, 2300
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.925971
Long: 151.782534
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945


Front Inscription

                     Australia Remembers
                            1945 - 1995

HMAS 'Maitland`, Newcastle`s Naval Base, Was On This Site From 1 August 1940 To September 1946.  It Shared The Site With The Army`s Camp Shortland Naval Services Based At "Maitland" And Nearby Newcastle Customs House (From 28 August 1939) Included An Examination Service To Check All Arriving Ships, The Naval Control Service Which Cleared Ships Leaving The Port, The Harbour Entrance Minefield, And Control Of The Minesweepers "Uki" And "Bermagui" Based In Newcastle Harbour.

           This Australia Remembers Plaque
                   Was Sponsored By 
                    Port Corporation

Source: MA,SKP
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