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Nauru Museum (Nauru Military Museum)
Founder/Curator: Stan Gajda
Nauru Island, Republic of Nauru
PhotosThe Nauru Museum was funded by the Nauru Phosphate company to highlight the island's history. Also known as the Nauru Military Museum. The entire collection was found on Nauru Island. Nearly all the artifacts were collected and donated by Stan Gajda and includes many World War II era artifacts including Japanese rifles, machine guns, bombs and other displays. Other displays include ammunition, bullets and other artifacts. During the 2000s, the museum was closed due to land disputes.

Japanese 75mm Mountain Gun Type 41 (1908)
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.

There is a 65kg Japanese defused bomb and 25mm magazines and a tail unit of a 250kg Japanese 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.

Photos by Peter Flahavin, 1999

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Thanks to Stan Gajda and Peter Flahavin for additional information.

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