The Australian National Korean War Memorial, Anzac Parade, Campbell.
Photographed by Martin Ollman.
This memorial commemorates the Australians who died and those who served in the Korean War. The field of poles represents those who died. The three figures represent the Australian sailors, soldiers and airmen who served.
The boulders, transported from the Imjim River region, and the monotone of materials used recalls the harsh climate and terrain, an enduring memory for veterans. In the contemplative space, a boulder from a Korean battlefield forms a focal point. The word in Korean script translates as ‘Peace and Independence’.
An obelisk commemorates those who died with no known grave. The inscription from the ‘Missing in Action’ section of the United Nations Memorial Cemetery in Pusan links this to the burial place of those Australians who died in the Korean War. The conifers Abies koreana (Korean Fir) stand as ‘bookends’ on either side of the memorial.
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Acknowledgement of Country
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