Milne Bay Memorial Library and Research Centre

Welcome to the Milne Bay Memorial Library and Research Centre

It is a Memorial Library and Research Centre for the Battle of Milne Bay.

The building is the former Sandgate Army Drill Hall, which was built in 1915.

It is a 9th Battalions Association Inc facility and a community hall.

*** The Library and Research Centre is now open for visits by appointment. ***  Contact us to arrange a visit.


New 'Battle of Milne Bay' displays were installed in 2017 and 2018 with upgraded display lighting.

Event cancelled:  The Battle of Milne Bay Memorial Service on Sunday 22 August 2021 at Nundah Memorial Park, Brisbane, has been cancelled.

    Events at the hall in 2021
Saturday 6 March12 noonSupport Company 9RQR Reunion [Facebook event link]                                                                  * for former members of Spt Coy 9RQR only *
Wednesday 1 September11amBattle for Australia Commemoration Service [public event & invitation link]
  Events at the hall in 2022
Saturday 27 August 202210amBattle of Milne Bay 80th Anniversary Commemoration Service [Facebook event link]
Saturday 10 September 20229amBrisbane History Group PNG 1942 Battles Seminar - to be confirmed & purchased tickets required


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