Join us for a solemn star ceremony to commemorate the deaths in action of seven Australians in the brief but bloody march from Kabakaul to the German wireless station at Bitapaka, New Britain, on the 11 September 1914. This series of short skirmishes fought by the Australian Naval & Military Expeditionary Force was the first offensive action by Australian troops in the First World War. The Australian sailors and soldiers successfully eliminated the threat posed by the German colonial forces in the area and provided us with the first battle honour in the Hall of Memory – Kabakaul.
This will be the first of our star ceremonies held to mark the centenary of the actions whose names are preserved in stone at the Anzac Memorial.
Lest we forget
16:30 hours in the Hall of Memory of the Anzac Memorial
All are welcome to join us