ANGAU – the Australian New Guinea Administrative Unit, or ‘Angow’ as it was commonly referred to, was the largest and most diverse Australian Military Force unit in World War Two.
In Honour of War Heroes: Colin St Clair Oakes and the Design of Kranji War Memorial.
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In his presentation to an audience of 30, Michael Veitch, actor, presenter and author, brought to life the exploits and tragic sacrifices of the Australian heroes during the Milne Bay campaign of 25 August to 7 September 1942.
Lt Colonel Charles Umphelby died of wounds received in action at Driefontein on 12 March 1900.
Les Knight, a young man from Camberwell, Victoria was like many who joined to serve his country during the Second World War.
The conference of around 45 attendees was opened by convenor Lieutenant Colonel Michael Buckridge followed by the welcome by Major General Jim Barry.
Military History and Heritage Victoria in association with the Athenaeum Club hosted an Armistice Centenary Luncheon to 150 guests by followed by an engaging presentation by Professor Geoffrey Blainey, AC.