Gona, Buna and Sanananda Memorial

Location of Gona, Buna and Sanananda Memorial

ANZAC Memorial Park
The Strand
Townsville QLD 4810

A bronze plaque on an exposed aggregate plinth, located in the garden bed adjacent to ANZAC Way.


In memory of the hundreds of Australians many from Townsville who died at Gona, Buna and Sanananda, the Battles of the Beachheads in December 1942 and January 1943.

The magnificent but costly feat of arms eliminated nearly 100% of the enemy and captured a vital base thus freeing Australia from the threat of invasion.

Conflicts commemorated
Second World War, 1939–1945
Memorial type
Additional information
Erected by 2/12 BN Assoc Department of Veterans Affairs and Townsville City Council
Recorded by
Townsville City Council
Date recorded
6 April 2009

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