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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Answering the Call

For many years Lieutenant Commander Mackenzie Gregory RAN (RTD) had a vision of a statue on the Port Melbourne foreshore to honour the service of all Naval men and women.  On 27 November 2015 that vision came to fruition in the form of a sculpture called Answering the Call by Louis Laumen.  Unveiled by Vice Admiral Tim Barrett AO CSC RAN, Chief of Navy and Patron of the Naval Heritage Foundation of Australia Inc it depicts a sailor in naval uniform holding his kitbag and signalling towards the Port Melbourne piers.

Answering the Call sculpture by Louis Laumen. Photograph by David Thompson.

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Acknowledgement of Traditional Custodians

We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we meet and work, the Bunurong Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung peoples of the Eastern Kulin Nation and pay respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.