An Australian anti-tank gun will take pride of place at the volunteer-run Trafalgar Holden Museum in Gippsland.
7 April 2022

It is the most complete surviving gun of its type and tells the story of Australian innovation and our significant contribution to the Allied war efforts during World War II (WWII).

The gun was manufactured in the General Motors Holden factory in South Australia between 1941 and 1943.

Historically important, it shows how Australian manufacturers were able to tool-up and train their workforce at short-notice during WWII. The guns were used against Japanese forces in the Pacific.

The museum purchased this unique piece at auction, with funding provided by the National Cultural Heritage Account as well as a co-contribution from the museum.

The National Cultural Heritage Account ensures our cultural objects are preserved and available to the Australian public.

Australian 2 Pounder Anti Tank gun on display in a museum