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50th Anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea Plaque
50th Anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea Plaque
Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / John Huth / Ian Bevege

The plaque presented by the Government of Tasmania commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea.

The Battle of the Coral Sea, fought between the 4th and 8th of May 1942, was a major naval battle in the Pacific Theatre of World War Two between the Imperial Japanese Navy and Allied naval and air forces from the United States of America and Australia. The battle was the first action in which aircraft carriers engaged each other, as well as the first in which neither side's ships sighted or fired directly upon the other.


Address:Coral Sea Drive , Battle of the Coral Sea Memorial Park, Cardwell, 4849
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -18.246944
Long: 146.015113
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-May-1942
Actual Event End Date:08-May-1942


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 2nd May, 1992
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Presented by the Government of Tasmania  2 May 1992 to commemorate the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea

Hon. Ray Groom MHA         Premier
Hon.  John Beswick MHA    Deputy Premier
Hon. Ian Braid MHA             Minister for Construction
Hon. John Cleary MHA        Minister for Environment and Planning
Hon. Ronald Cornish MHA  Attorney-General
Hon. Robin Gray MHA          Minister for Primary Industry, Fisheries and Energy
Hon. Roger Groom MHA      Minister for Health
Hon. Peter Hodgman MHA  Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation
Hon. Frank Madill MHA        Minister for Police and Emergency Services
Hon. Tony Rundle MHA        Minister for Forests

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