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Concert program on MV MANUNDA hospital ship

Date: 1941
Dimensions:
Overall: 100 x 150 mm, 0.006 kg
Medium: Printed text on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Ivor Pilley
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Program
Object No: 00028478

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    Description
    This souvenir program comes from the World War II 2nd 1st hospital ship MANUNDA and lists the 17 acts presented on Saturday 22 March 1941.
    HistoryThe MANUNDA was a 9915-ton passenger ship built in Glasgow in 1929 for the Adelaide Steamship Co. On 22 July 1940 the vessel was recommissioned as a hospital ship and remodelled. It became well known in the war years for its duties bringing wounded Australian soldiers home from the Middle East on four trips between 1940 and 1941.

    The ship was also present in Darwin on 19 February 1942 when the city was bombed by Japanese aircraft. The ship's medical and nursing quarters were completely destroyed during this attack. After repairs MANUNDA was the first ship to arrive in Singapore after the Japanese surrender. It collected ex-prisoners from the camp at Changi and carried them to Labuan Island where they could recover and later be flown home to Australia. MANUNDA was scrapped in 1957.
    Additional Titles

    Primary title: CONCERT ON MV "MANUNDA"

    Web title: Concert program on MV MANUNDA hospital ship

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