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15-May-2015 (John Huth)
15-May-2015 (John Huth)

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / John Huth / Ian Bevege

A Carbeen tree (Eucalyptus tessellaris) commemorates those who died in 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: -18.246544
Long: 146.0156
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-May-1942
Actual Event End Date:08-May-1942


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:May-1994
Front Inscription

This tree and plaque commemorate the gallantry and sacrifice of those who fought and died in the Battle of the Coral Sea
4 - 8 May 1942

Proudly donated by the Ship`s Company
HMAS Brisbane, (DDG-41)
May 1994

`We Aim At Higher Things`

Source: MA
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