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MILNE BAY MEMORIAL LIBRARY AND RESEARCH CENTRE - LECTURE AND DISPLAY

  • 17 Aug 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Chermside
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MILNE BAY MEMORIAL LIBRARY AND RESEARCH CENTRE – LECTURE AND DISPLAY

When:  10 am to 12:30 pm Tuesday 17 August 2021 (Lunch available afterwards)

Location:  Chermside Historical Precinct. 61, Kittyhawk Drive Chermside

Spaces available:  30

Parking: .Kedron–Wavell Services club carpark about 200 m South of the precinct. (21, Kittyhawk Drive). A pickup from the carpark can be arranged if required.

Registration and morning tea: Members $7, Non members $12 (also donation box at Centre door)

Organiser:  Bob Reid Phone 0412625944.

We will meet at the Centre at 10 am for morning tea and afterwards volunteers from the Library will give us a presentation on the battle lasting about an hour. This will be followed by a video including scenes from the field. We will then have an opportunity to look at the resources of the Centre. There will be plenty of opportunities for questions after the presentation and video, and while we are having a look around.

Lunch will be at the Kedron–Wavell Services Club at own expense.

The World War II battle for Milne Bay took place between 25 August and 7 September 1942 and its conclusion marked the first defeat of Japanese forces on land.

Milne Bay dominates the south-eastern extremity of Papua New Guinea and was strategically significant to both the Allies and the Japanese. It was a potential air base to give Allied support to sea lanes between Australia and Port Moresby and to allow aircraft to be deployed to the north and north-east. For the Japanese, an air base at Milne Bay would have allowed them to bomb Port Moresby and northern Australia and harass allied shipping.

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