Buna Australian Memorial

This war memorial commemorates the Australian soldiers who fell in the Battle of Buna (November 1942 - January 1943).

Side 1: "Australia Remembers - This medical center and memorial are for the people of Buna and Sanananda in appreciation of the support and help given to Australian servicemen who fought and died here in November 1942 - January 1943, this plaque is based on the photograph taken in this area on 24th December 1942. May this friendship be everlasting."

Side 2: Depicts the history of the battles for Buna and Sanananda.

Side 3: "In memory of the Australian servicemen and the Papua New Guineans who lost their lives in the common cause during the battles for Buna and Sanananda from November 1942 to January 1943."

Side 4: A roll of honor, listing all the Australian units that participated in the battle.

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Source

  • Text: Kaj Metz
  • Photos: TracesOfWar.com