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The plaque commemorates the official opening at the new premises of the Army Museum of South Australia in April 1997.

The Army Museum of South Australia recognizes the State involvement in the defence of Australia from pre-colonial days to the present. The Museum collects, preserves and exhibits the history, technology and experience of the Australian Army during war and peace.The Museum preserves the history of military units based in or deployed from the state in which the museum is located to provide Army with a means of presenting itself to the wider community.

The Department of Defence, together with the three services, Army, Navy and Air Force, formally recognised the significance of military historical collections and museum which existed within Australia. Consequently, the Australian Army History Unit (AAHU) was formed to assist Army museums and historical collections. In 2007 the AHU assumed responsibility for all Army Museums, which has resulted in considerable financial support from them.


Address:ANZAC Highway, Army Museum of South Australia, Keswick Military Barracks, Keswick, 5035
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.945665
Long: 138.580118
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government
Actual Event Start Date:27-April-1997
Actual Event End Date:27-April-1997


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 27th April, 1997
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This plaque commemorates the official opening of the Army Museum of South Australia by the Honourable Ian McLachlan, AO, MP Minister for Defence on Sunday 27 April 1997


Source: MA
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