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The plaque commemorates the personnel who served on H.M.A.S. Bundaberg during World War Two.

The plaque location is indicated by the red poppy in the second image. 

H.M.A.S. Bundaberg(J231/M231), named for the city of Bundaberg, Queensland, was one of 60 Bathurst class corvettes constructed during World War Two, and one of 36 initially manned and commissioned solely by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).

H.M.A.S. Bundaberg was laid down by Evans Deakin and Company at Brisbane on 7 June 1941, launched on 1 December 1941 by Mrs. W. S. Hurwood, wife of the Director of Evans Deakin, and commissioned on 12 September 1942.

The ship was awarded the battle honours “Pacific 1942–45” and “New Guinea 1943–44” for her service during World War Two. H.M.A.S. Bundaberg was paid off to reserve on 26 March 1946, and sold for scrap to the Kinoshita Company of Japan on 6 January 1961.



Address:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden, Campbell, 2612
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.279626
Long: 149.147118
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:12-September-1942
Actual Event End Date:26-March-1946


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 2nd February, 2005
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In memory of H.M.A.S. Bundaberg
Royal Australian Navy minesweeper / corvette

East Coast convoys  Milne Bay  
Langemak                 Solomon Islands  
Admiralty Islands    Ambon 
Madang                    North Borneo  
Sek Island                Kuching

Commissioned 12 September 1942 - decommissioned 26 March 1946

Steamed 113,193 miles


Source: MA
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