Sunday, June 28, 2009

Montevideo Maru

The sinking of the Montevideo Maru with the loss of 1,053 Australian prisoners of war and civilians on 1 July 1942 is Australia’s worst maritime tragedy. Sadly, it is also one of the lesser known.

This Wednesday 15 Australian families along with government officials will unveil a memorial in the Philippines to mark the 67th anniversary.

here are some previous AAP stories

Mark Day in the Australian newspaper:,25197,25659669-31477,00.html

Here is the John Huxley in Fairfax press:

For more information check Keith Jackson's PNG Attitude Blog..

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