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22-January-2021
22-January-2021

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The plaque commemorates the 50th anniversary of the arrival at the site by the 26th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery during World War Two.

Between February 1942 and August 1944, the site was occupied by a anti-aircraft battery of four guns, a command post and a signals post to protect the BHP loading jetty and shipbuilding yards against the possibility of Japanese air and naval attacks.  

Location

Address:Queen Elizabeth Drive, Hummock Hill Lookout, Whyalla, 5600
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.037204
Long: 137.590919
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Approx. Event Start Date:February-1942
Approx. Event End Date:August-1944
Link:http://www.vwma.org.au/

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 13th February, 1992
Front Inscription

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the arrival of members of the 26th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery

On this site an anti-aircraft battery of four guns, a command post, and a signals post, was manned by the 26th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery from February 1942, to August, 1944, to protect the BHP loading jetty and shipbuilding yards against possible
Japanese air and / or naval attack.

Unveiled by Mr. R. B. Reid Mayor of Whyalla

13th February 1992. 

 

 

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