Place of rest to reflect on lasting war losses

Family ties: MORNINGTON woman Gillian Nikakis, whose father Bill died on the Montevideo Maru, wrote about the disaster in her 2005 book He’s not coming home. Picture: Yanni

The unveiling of a commemorative seat at Mornington Memorial Park at 11am on Monday 23 January marks the 81st anniversary of the largest loss of life in Australian maritime history, when the Montevideo Maru was sunk in the Pacific during World War II.

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