Melbourne Tank Museum has closed. During late April 2006, the museum auctioned off items from the collection.
Stuart Tank Hull
Australian Army 2/6th Armoured Regiment tank used at Buna. It survived the battle and was returned to Australia.
Daniel Leahy adds:
"There were two Matilda Frogs, a Churchill, an M24 Chaffee used on Bougainville, two M3A5 Grants, a working Centurion from Vietnam, two Australian Crusaders, the M3A1 Stuart mentioned above as well as a heap of artillery pieces and other displays. The Japanese tank previously displayed there has been at Treloar now for some time. I did not see the complete M3 Stuart from Buna, nor the M3 Stuart wreck - also recovered from Buna. So chances are these have already gone to another home."
Restored to running condition.
(NOT one used at Buna) sold for $40,000 and will be leaving Australia.
The Zero engine looked as if it had been in water for some time, but there were no other details. It sold for $3,000.