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75th Anniversary of the battle of Milne Bay


The Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs
and the Akers family

warmly invites you to attend the

Special War Studies Seminar
75th Anniversary of the Battle for Milne Bay

to be held on

Thursday 31 August 2017

6 pm – 7 pm

BAE Systems Theatre
Australian War Memorial

Treloar Cres, Campbell

RSVP Friday 25 August


E T 6125 2167

Light refreshments will be served after the lecture


Clark Davis Ivins Endowment

The Clark Davis Ivins Endowment pays tribute to 24 year-old Private Clark Davis Ivins, who died of wounds received at the Battle of Milne Bay in Papua New Guinea in 1942. Currently the Clark Davis Ivins Prize for Security Studies awards $500 each year to a first year student. The Endowment is aimed at inspiring first-year students to continue their studies with the anticipation of building this family endowment over the next few years to enable the provision, in addition to the prize, an annual travel grant for ANU security studies students to undertake a study program in Japan. At 24, many young people are entering the workforce as graduates in their field, starting their working lives and having the opportunity to make a difference. At just 24, Clark fought bravely for his country in the Middle East and Papua New Guinea, but he also fought hard for his own life, passing away after seven long months battling a spinal injury. His life may have been a short one, but the part he played in the Battle of Milne Bay, a battle that was the first Japanese defeat on land in the Pacific War, is one that certainly made a difference to the lives of many Australians, both young and old, today.

Read more about the Clark Davis Ivins Memorial Endowment