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Rabaul and Montevideo Maru Memorial Photo Galleries
This Album contains the following Galleries -
1. Unveiling the Montevideo Maru Plaque at the Hellships Memorial at Subic Bay, Phillipines, on 1 July 2009. (34 photos)
2. Dedication of the Lark Force and Montevideo Maru Memorial Plaque - Bendigo RSL - 11 November 2011 (6 photos)
3. The 70th Anniversay Montevideo Maru Memorial Dedication at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, on 1 July 2012. (30 photos)
4. The 75th Anniversary Rabaul and Montevideo Maru Memorial Tour to Rabaul in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the departure of the Montevideo Maru from Rabaul Harbour on 22 June 1942. (40 photos)
Remembering those killed in the Japanese invasion of the New Guinea Islands, and the 70th anniversary of Australia's worst maritime tragedy. On 1 July 1942 the unmarked Japanese prison ship, Montevideo Maru, was torpedoed by an American submarine off the Philippines. All 1,053 servicemen and civilian internees on the ship lost their lives.
On Saturday 30 June 2012 a Commemorative Luncheon was held at the Rydges Lakeside Hotel, Canberra, with the address 'Remembering Rabaul and the Montevideo Maru" being given by the Chief of the Army, Lt General David Morrison AO.
On Sunday 1 July 2012 the Commemorative Address at the dedication of "The Rabaul and Montevideo National Memorial" at the Australian War Memorial was given by Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC CVO, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia.
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The PNGAA Rabaul and Montevideo Maru group, together with the Rabaul Hotel/Rabaul Historical Society, commemorated the 75th anniversary of World War 2 at a service in Rabaul on Thursday 22 June 2017. The following photographs contain pictures of Rabaul and the Commemoration Service together with views of the Bitapaka War Cemetery and the Kokopo War Museum.