Aurora Pays Tribute

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Over 1000 lives were lost when the Montevideo Maru was torpedoed in July 1942

In support of our 2012 Papua New Guinea voyage Lost in Paradise – Our Fallen Heroes, Aurora Expeditions has collaborated with the Montevideo Maru Society.

The Rabaul and Montevideo Maru Society was established to ensure national recognition and commemoration of the tragedies that ensued after the Japanese invasion of the New Guinea Islands in early 1942, including Australia’s greatest maritime disaster, the sinking of the Montevideo Maru with the loss of more than 1,000 lives. To make a donation to the Rabaul and Montevideo Maru Memorial, visit

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