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SS Dureenbee Plaque unveiled

Moruya Country Markets Secretary, Kay Nash has unveiled a bronze plaque commemorating the lives lost in the 80th Anniversary of the attack by the Japanese on the Merchant Naval Ship Fishing Trawler SS Dureenbee 17NM off the coast of Moruya. The Markets funded the cost of the plaque that commemorates the sacrifices of the Merchant Navy was unveiled at the Bush War Memorial on the site of the WWII RAAF Air Base at Moruya. Cadets from the 222 Army Cadet Unit were joined by Eurobodalla Mayor, Mathew Hatcher, a representative of Federal Member for Gilmore, Fiona Phillips MP, teachers and students from Carroll College, Broulee, local community leaders and members of the marine community as well as the families of the rescuers and the rescued in marking this significant occasion in the Eurobodalla's involvement in World War II.

Guests at the event were advised of the events surrounding the attack on the SS Dureenbee, and the subsequent rescue, and were privileged to be able to hear from locals who were present in the area at the time of the attack.

The Plaque joins the Honour Stone at the Bush War Memorial dedicated to those lost in three separate instances in proximity to the site.

NOTE: Comments were TRIALED - in the end it failed as humans will be humans and it turned into a pile of merde; only contributed to by just a handful who did little to add to the conversation of the issue at hand. Anyone who would like to contribute an opinion are encouraged to send in a Letter to the Editor where it might be considered for publication

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