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Member for Manly James Griffin will join the local community to pause and reflect on Australia’s efforts in the Second World War as we mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Pacific (VP Day).
VP Day on August 15, 1945 was the official end of a war in which nearly 1 million Australians served in the armed forces. More than 39,000 Australians lost their lives, more than 23,000 were wounded, and more than 30,000 were taken prisoner of war.
“This legacy is as strong on the Northern Beaches today as it was 75 years ago, when Victory in the Pacific was declared,” Mr Griffin said.
Member for Manly James Griffin was on hand today to witness 5,000 Australian Bass fingerlings take to their new home in Manly Dam as part of the NSW Government’s annual Freshwater Fish Stocking Plan.
Mr Griffin said today’s top-up was great news for keen fishers eager to cast a line in the region.
“The Australian Bass is an iconic fish species and it gives me great pleasure to see its numbers boosted in the Manly area,” Mr Griffin said.