Access

Please note: The Memorial is currently closed while we perform some important heritage conservation works. Please follow our Facebook page and revisit our website for updates. 

We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience. Our staff will have some limited presence on the Memorial’s northern forecourt during the closure. They will be happy to attend to visitor’s queries when on site.

 

 

On this day
21 July

1942 — Japanese forces landed at GONA, New Guinea, with the intention of capturing Port Moresby by an overland route. This was the beginning of the campaign on the KOKODA TRACK

1942 — Coastwatcher SBLT C. L. PAGE, RANVR, was escorted by the Japanese to Nemboe Island, in the Solomon Islands, where he was executed

1969 — A USN Unit Commendation was awarded to HMAS PERTH for “exceptionally meritorious service” in Vietnam