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57/60th Battalion : 25-September-2011
57/60th Battalion : 25-September-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The Eucalyptus Maculata tree commemorates those who served with the 57th / 60th Infantry Battalion during World War Two.

It was formed in 1930 as part of the Militia by the amalgamation of the 57th and 60th Battalions and was assigned to the 15th Brigade, 3rd Division in Victoria.

Following the outbreak of World War Two, the battalion was initially used in a garrison role in Australia before being deployed to New Guinea in 1943, remaining there for almost 18 months before being brought back to Australia. Later, in mid April 1945 the battalion embarked for Bougainville where they took part in the advance towards Buin in the southern sector of the island.

The battalion was disbanded in March 1946.


Address:Birdwood Avenue, Shrine Reserve, Melbourne, 3000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.830139
Long: 144.973276
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:03-September-1939
Approx. Event End Date:March-1946


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57 / 60th Infantry Battalion

South West Pacific 1943 - 1945

·Liberation of Australian New Guinea · Bogadjim
·Finisterres · Hongorai River · Commando Road
·Hari River  · Ogorata River  · Mobiai River
· Mivo River

Eucalyptus Maculata        Hardnbold 1930 - 1946

Source: MA
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