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Stan Gajda 2000

Former Curator Stan Gajda

This museum was funded by the Nauru Phosphae company to highlight the island's history. Its collection was largely donated by Gajda, and includes many WWII artifacts, including Japanese rifles, infantry machine guns, bombs and WWII displays.   Other displays include cases with displays of ammunition, bullets and other artifacts.

The Nauru Museum is closed apparently while the locals continue with island-wide land disputes.

Japanese Type 41 (1908) 75mm Mountain Gun
Displayed at the museum

Twin 25mm Anti-Aircraft Gun Type 96 (1936)
Displayed outside the museum

G4M1 Betty Wreckage
The Betty wreckage is off the one that was removed in the 1970.

F6F Wildcat Wreckage
There are also parts from Ensign Smith's F6F Hellcat from the Bunker Hill that was shot down on 8th December 1943. These parts were put on display because of excellent original paint on them, there is also a piece of one of the propeller blades.

Munitions
There is a 65kg Japanese defused bomb and 25mm magazines and a tail unit of a 250kg Jap bomb that we blown up after the war. Also, a complete 127mm round with fuze off the AA guns on Command Ridge and a complete 150mm round off one of the coastal guns.

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May 3, 2016

 

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