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‘Centaur’ – death of a hospital ship

Mon 24 Feb, 2020, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Waverley RSL, 161 Coleman Parade
Glen Waverley, VIC Australia
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When the Japanese submarine I-177 torpedoed and sank the Australian hospital ship Centaur ‘in May 1943,268 crew, doctors, nurses and orderlies were killed. The event shocked the Australian Nation and the world, generating a massive surge of resentment against the Japanese. In this DVD presentation compiled by Author and Historian Tony Matthews ,Ph D,  we learn the true story of the sinking  through the eyes, the words and the memories of the only people who can do justice to this tragic story-the survivors themselves.

The Waverley RSL is conveniently situated opposite the station in Glen Waverley  and the RSL Car park is free, but you need to    display a ticket on your dash-board.(obtainable from reception.) The Warramunga  restaurant opens at 5.30 and a number of us take the opportunity to enjoy a delicious meal before the meeting.

Join us! You are welcome. We need to book tables,so please ring or mail our Secretary, Rodney Phillips on 0466983313 or minstral77@outlook.com





Mon 24 Feb, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Waverley RSL
161 Coleman Parade
Glen Waverley, VIC Australia
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