Governor's speech - 2013 Bangka Day Memorial Service [archived]
His Excellency Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce and his wife, Liz, were our honoured guests at the 2013 Bangka Day Memorial Service. A locally hosted transcript of the Governor's speech can be viewed here.
The Legacy Hour - Radio Adelaide [archived]
Note: the information provided below is no longer current, as changes to Radio Adelaide's website and domain name mean the URLs no longer reference public resources. Archives of the relevant pages are available at the Internet Archive, but the podcasts are not part of the archives. Attempts will be made to get copies of the podcasts so they can be made available here. If you'd like to view the archives, they can be found at Bangka Island Massacre and the Sole Survivor and Ian W Shaw – The Ghosts of Roebuck Bay. It appears The Legacy Hour has been renamed or replaced by the program Service Voices.
Radio Adelaide's The Legacy Hour is a one hour program that goes to air each Monday from 3:00PM until 4:00PM. In 2014 they conducted interviews with Bev Bellinger regarding the Bangka Island Massacre and the Sole Survivor and with Ian W Shaw (author of On Radji Beach) regarding his book The Ghosts of Roebuck Bay. Radio Adelaide have made the podcasts available on the web at Bangka Island Massacre and the Sole Survivor and Ian W Shaw – The Ghosts of Roebuck Bay.
Bangka Island
Bangka Island Massacre
Massacre on Bangka Island [archived]
Each year, on the Sunday closest to the 16th February, a memorial service is held in memory of the 22 Australian nurses that were machine gunned by the Japanese forces in Bangka Strait on the 16th February, 1942. Click the links above to read more about Bangka Island and the massacre.
May Mills OBE (1890-1984)
May Mills was a member of the S.A. Women’s Amateur Sports Council and served as President for seven years. She also served as President of the Australian Women’s Cricket Council and the S.A. Women’s Cricket Association. May helped to finance the Memorial Playing Fields.
Returned & Services League (RSL) - South Australian Branch
The Returned & Services League (RSL) was formed to care for the health and well-being of the Service and Ex-Service community for life and commemorate the sacrifices of the past.
Australian War Memorial
The Australian War Memorial combines a shrine, a world-class museum, and an extensive archive. The Memorial's purpose is to commemorate the sacrifice of those Australians who have died in war.
Women’s Royal Australian Navy Service
The Women's Royal Australian Naval Service (WRANS) was a non-combat branch of the Royal Australian Navy that, liike many of its sister services created during the Second World War, alleviated manpower shortages resulting from men being assigned to combat roles.
Australian Army Nursing Services
Established in July of 1902, the Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS) was a reserve, staffed by volunteer civilian nurses who would be available for duty during times of national emergency.
Women’s Australian Auxiliary Air Force
The Women's Auxiliary Australian Air Force (WAAAF) was the first and largest of the World War II Australian Women's Services and was formed in 1941 after considerable lobbying by women keen to serve and the Chief of Air Staff who wanted to release male personnel serving in Australia for service overseas.
Australian Women’s History Forum [archived]
The aim of the Australian Women's History Forum (AWHF) is to enhance understanding of the role of women in Australia's history. Note that although the AWHF site is no longer live, further information is available at Wikipedia.
Office for Recreation and Sport
SACA (South Australia Cricket Association)
Two organisations that have been instrumental in assisting the Trust to manage and develop the playing fields.

Next Bangka Day Memorial Service

18 February 2024 9.45am for 10am to be held at South Australian Women's Memorial Playing Fields, Shepherds Hill Road, St Marys