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The Memorial commemorates the Armenian genocide- the first genocide of the 20th century. It was perpetrated by the Ottoman Turkish government against its citizens, the Armenians.
The genocide resulted in the rape, murder and deportation of more than 1.5 million Armenians from their historic homeland, and the destruction of a 3000-year-old culture. The genocide started on 24 April 1915 and most Armenian political, religious and cultural leaders were arrested and murdered. The remaining population of the elderly, women and children were rounded up by special organisation death squads and were forced to either renounce their Christianity or to be raped or massacred. Most of the survivors were deported from their ancestral lands and exiled around the world.
|Address:||Delhi & Plassey Roads, Macquarie Park Cemetery, Macquarie Park , 2113|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.793709|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 23rd April, 1989|
(Plaque 1 )
In Sacred Memory Of
The Armenian Martyrs Of The 1915 Holocaust
Was Erected Under The Patronage Of
His Holiness Vazken I,
Catholicos Of All Armenians
And Blessed By Bishop Aghan Baliozian,
Primate Of The Australian Diocese,
The Armenian Near East Society
In Conjunction With
The Armenian Church In Sydney.
(Plaque 2 )
Inscription in Armenian