Contact Us: The Anzac Memorial Centenary Project

If you would like more information about the Anzac Memorial Centenary Project you can contact Veterans' Affairs with the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet

Telephone: 02 9228 4710
Email: veteransaffairs@dpc.nsw.gov.au

On this day
29 June

1942 — SALAMAUA , a New Guinea village defended by 300 Japanese troops, was attacked by 70 men of the 2/5th Independent Company and the New Guinea Volunteer Rifles. They killed over 100 Japanese and caused large-scale destruction of airfield facilities, including the radio station and a supply dump. Three Australians were slightly wounded.

1950 — Australia became one of the first countries to commit Navy, Army, and Air Force units to the UN Command for service in Korea