Events

On this day
17 August

1900 — Imperial Bushmen in action at BUFFELS HOEK, South Africa (Boer War). 5 Australians were killed

1914 — 3rd Battalion AIF is formed at Victoria Barracks, Sydney

1942 — 2/12th Battalion lands at MILNE BAY, New Guinea

1943 — Port Hedland (Western Australia) is bombed by Japanese aircraft