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03-May-2015 (Arthur Garland)
03-May-2015 (Arthur Garland)
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The plaque commemorates the 50th anniversary of the commissioning of H.M.A.S. Cowra. 

H.M.A.S. Cowra  was laid down by Poole & Steel at Balmain, New South Wales on 12 August 1942, and was launched on 27 May 1943 by the wife of Percy Spender, the Federal Treasurer and member of the Advisory War Council, and was commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy on 8 October 1943.


Address:101 Brisbane Street, Cowra Services Club, Cowra, 2794
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.834177
Long: 148.691434
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:08-October-1943
Actual Event End Date:08-October-1993


Front Inscription

This plaque commemorates the 50th anniversary of the commissioning of the HMAS Cowra

CR. R. Blume                      Lt. Cdr. W. J.Gillies RANR(S)
Mayor of Cowra                   Captain HMAS Cowra
8 October 1993                    8 October 1943

Source: MA,NRWM
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