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New display at Military museum honours courage of Bali hero

Cross of Valour recipient Tim Britten looks at the newly created display at the Maryborough War Museum.
Cross of Valour recipient Tim Britten looks at the newly created display at the Maryborough War Museum. Megan Pope

MARYBOROUGH'S Military & Colonial Museum has remembered the victims of the Bali bombings over the weekend by unveiling a display dedicated to the efforts of Cross of Valour recipient Tim Britten.

The new display depicts Mr Britten's achievements and awards, which were awarded to him as a result of his courageous efforts to save victims in the aftermath of the Bali bombings ten years ago.

The Western Australian police officer said he was honoured and humbled by the display, which had bought a tear to his eye

"I hadn't seen the display before this visit," Mr Britten said.

"It bought a tear to my eye, and I was really humbled that John (Meyers) would take the time out to create the display in my honour."

The display showcases Mr Britten's life before and after the Bali Bombings, as well as his many medals and awards which he has received.

"It's a fantastic museum here, and to be a part of the Bali Bombings memorial is really touching," he said.

"It was a big part of my life, so to have this display here really means a lot."

The Bali Bombings display was opened alongside another display honouring the brave actions of Ipswich man and Star of Courage recipient Jim Runham, who put himself in the line of danger while attempting to apprehend a bank robber.

Maryborough War Museum curator John Meyers said the displays were created alongside Keith Payne's as a tribute to the hard work and dedication the men had served their country with.

"This is the first time that either men or their families have seen the displays," he said.

"They were created to record the past and display the achievements of these great men."



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