PNGAA Canberra Luncheon / 77th anniversary Montevideo Maru Luncheon – 30 June 2019

Join members and friends of the Papua New Guinea Association of Australia (PNGAA) and the Rabaul and Montevideo Maru Group for a luncheon in Canberra on 30 June 2019. The luncheon will also commemorate those who perished in the sinking of the Montevideo Maru on 1st July 1942 as well as providing plenty of time for mingling and getting to know others who share an interest in PNG.

It is hoped that members in the ACT and surrounding region might like to get together on more regular occasions and this lunch will also be the inaugural PNGAA Canberra Luncheon.

Where: Pavilion on Northbourne, 242 Northbourne Ave, Dickson, Canberra, ACT
Date: Sunday 30 June 2019
Time: 1.00 PM – 4PM
RSVP: 24 June 2019
Cost: $52.78 – 3 course buffet luncheon with drinks from a cash bar
Please book through the event link at :
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Last Post Ceremony, AWM – 1 July 2019
The Last Post Ceremony on Monday 1 July at the Australian War Memorial will also commemorate this anniversary. If you wish to attend, please email

If you need accommodation in Canberra to cover your stay for the lunch and the Last Post Ceremony, the Pavilion on Northbourne, Canberra, have a special rate for PNGAA/Rabaul and Montevideo Maru members and friends. Go to, click on PROMOCODEEXCLUSIVE and a Promo box will pop up. In the Promo Box write ‘CONFEVENT’ . Please book as soon as possible as rooms are limited.

John Reeves is kindly assisting by coordinating this lunch on behalf of the PNGAA/Rabaul & Montevideo Maru Group, and we look forward to seeing many PNGAA/Rabaul & Montevideo Maru members and friends attend! See you there!

NB For those planning a visit to Canberra the Monet Exhibition will be on at the National Gallery of Australia.

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