Montevideo Maru Memorial Luncheon, Canberra – 1 July 2023

PNGAA and Rabaul & Montevideo Maru members and friends are invited to a Luncheon to gather together and, with thanks to Silentworld Foundation, to acknowledge the recent successful finding of Montevideo Maru after nearly 81 years.

Where: Pavilion on Northbourne, 242 Northbourne Ave, Dickson, ACT 2602
Time: 12-3pm
Cost: $63.79 per person – includes a 3 course lunch buffet. Drinks at own cost on the day.
RSVP: by 24 June 2023
Bookings at:
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Dietary requests? Please email Sharfel at, with copy to, to advise of any specific dietary requirements.
Please share this event information and we look forward to seeing as many there as possible.

Later in the afternoon on Saturday 1 July 2023 the Australian War Memorial in Canberra will be commemorating the fall of the New Guinea Islands and the loss of 3 brothers – the Turner brothers – when the Montevideo Maru was sunk off the coast of the Philippines in 1942. Always a poignant ceremony to remember what happened in those dark days of WWII.
Best to be there by 4.15 pm for the 4.40 pm ceremony. Remember that the AWM has a major refurbishment happening and time to walk from car parking needs consideration.

These gatherings are always special so please put in your diary now and RSVP as soon as possible! Enquiries to

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