As part of Remembrance Day 2017, local military enthusiast Gary Traynor led a large and very successful tour of the concrete bunkers built during World War 2 by the RAAF as part of the coastal defence system against Japanese and German invasion.
The day began with the Remembrance Day service, moved around to the Remembrance Room of the Moruya Museum where Gary spoke and finished with the tour of the bunkers. Approximately 100 people attended this tour.
Gary must be thanked for organising this event. His knowledge of this important and often overlooked part of our town’s history, and his dedication to sharing that knowledge with the entire community, ensured that the event was a success.
Thanks Gary Traynor. The tour of the Moruya Concrete RAAF Bunkers that you organised for today was excellent. I am proud to be living in this area that was a significant component of the defense of Australia from the Japanese and German maritime forces, 1941 to the end of 1944.
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Hopefully Saturday’s tour will be the first of other similar events.
The Moruya Museum houses a collection of furniture, books, artefacts and memorabilia that is intended to show visitors something of the lives of the ordinary people of this community from the middle of the nineteenth century. Most items on display were donated by local families.
To explore the museum’s online collection click HERE.