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Armenian Genocide Memorial : 26-September-2014
Armenian Genocide Memorial : 26-September-2014

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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.

Location

Address:Delhi & Plassey Roads, Macquarie Park Cemetery, Macquarie Park , 2113
State:NSW
Area:Foreign
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.793709
Long: 151.142037
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Genocide

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 23rd April, 1989
Front Inscription

(Plaque 1 )

         This Altar-Memorial
      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,
          Constructed By
The Armenian Near East Society
     In Conjunction With
The Armenian Church In Sydney.
          April 1989

(Plaque 2 )
Inscription in Armenian

Source: MA
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