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

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

H.M.A.S. Manoora was a passenger liner that served in the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). It was built in Scotland in 1935 for the Cairns to Fremantle coastal passenger run for the Adelaide Steamship Company. She was requisitioned by the RAN for naval service in 1939. She was initially converted into an Armed Merchant Cruiser (AMC), operating primarily in Australian, New Guinea, and Pacific waters, with deployments to Singapore and the Bay of Bengal.


Address:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Captain Reg Saunders Courtyard, Australian War Memorial, Campbell, 2612
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.280504
Long: 149.148341
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 1st April, 2000
Front Inscription

H. M. A. S. Manoora
1939 - 1945
Armed Merchant Cruiser - Landing Ship Infantry
Burma • New Guinea • Philippines • Borneo  

Singapore      Leyte
Calcutta         Luzon
Hollandia       Tarakan
Morotai           Brunei 
China Sea      Balikpapan


Source: MA
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