Thursday, June 25, 2009




Dear Friends of Montevideo Maru -

 From time to time, we'll make suggestions about how you might be able to assist our Committee to focus the mind of the Federal Government on providing national recognition to the men of Rabaul, including those who were on the Montevideo Maru, who died as a result of the Japanese invasion of 1942.

 You will know that the 67th anniversary of the sinking of the Montevideo Maru will be marked next Wednesday with the unveiling of a memorial at Subic Bay. We have so far been successful in obtaining media attention to this event - which helps greatly to raise the profile of the issue with Government.

 Now I ask you to spend a little time over the next few days composing a short letter to your local newspaper (whether metropolitan, suburban or regional) on the Montevideo Maru.

 Let readers know that it was Australia's worst disaster at sea and that efforts are underway to make the story better known and to get the Federal Government to recognise the magnitude of this tragedy. If you can add a few words about your personal connection to the issue, please include them.


Many thanks.




Keith Jackson AM | Chairman
Jackson Wells | Neutral Bay, Sydney, Australia
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