A remarkable commemoration at Martin Place, Sydney on Wednesday 4 September 2013. The guest of honour was Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC, CVO, Governor of New South Wales. The Honourable Barry O’Farrell was also there, as were representatives of the Leader of the NSW Opposition, the Prime Minister, the Lord Mayor of Sydney, and consuls from Papua New Guinea, the United States of America, Indonesia, Malaysia, East Timor, New Zealand. There were over 500 spectators, and many participants. The photos and video show the ceremony.
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71st Anniversary of the Guadalcanal landings and sinking of HMAS Canberra Commemorations
The photos above, left to right, top to bottom show: Dennis Wetherall on behalf of the HMAS Canberra Association lays a wreath at the HMAS Canberra Memorial Guadalcanal Island; Savo Island Ironbottom Sound near where the Canberra sank; Wreck of Japanese Destroyer Kikuzuki Gatuvu Island Island; Dennis Wetherall says the Naval prayer at the at sea ceremony; Dennis Wetherall lays a wreath for the association and AB Gunner Dennis Donald Lesley whose ashes were scattered; Wreaths on the water; US Colour Party Guadalcanal Commmemoration; Wreaths at US Guadalcanal Commmemoration; USS Pearl Harbour at Honiara - US Guadalcanal Commmemoration 2013; Village display of relics - Guadalcanal; Japanese Memorial, Mt Austin, Guadalcanal; RAMSI Memorial Honiara.
The video above covers the Guadalcanal battlefields in the Solomon Islands