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This Queensland memorial is a gift to the State of Queensland from the Republic of Korea and the Korean communities now resident in Australia with joint support from the Australian Federal and State Governments, the Gold Coast City Council and the Australian Korean War veterans to mark the 60th Anniversary of the Australian participation in the Korean War.
The Korean War (25 June 1950 – armistice signed 27 July 1953) was a conventional war between South Korea, supported by the United Nations, and North Korea, supported by the People's Republic of China (PRC), with military material aid from the Soviet Union. The war was a result of the physical division of Korea by an agreement of the victorious Allies at the conclusion of the Pacific War at the end of World War II.
Personnel from the Australian Army, RAAF, and RAN fought as part of the United Nations (UN) multinational force, defending South Korea from the Communist force of North Korea.
Australian casualties numbered more than 1,500, of whom 339 were killed. Almost half a million South Koreans died as a result of the war, and an unknown number of North Koreans and Chinese.
|Address:||Gold Coast Highway, Cascade Gardens, Broadbeach, 4218|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -28.019444|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||25-June-1950|
|Actual Event End Date:||27-July-1953|
|Monument Designer:||Screen Art & WJD Constructions|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 20th August, 2011|
THE QUEENSLAND KOREAN WAR MEMORIAL
Was Dedicated Jointly 20th August 2011
REPUBLIC OF KOREA
Minister of Patriots and Veteran Affairs Sung Choon Park
STATE OF QUEENSLAND
Premier The Honourable Anna Bligh MP
in honoured memory of those who served.
The Queensland Korean War Memorial is a gift to the veterans of the Korean War from the Republic of Korea's Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs and the Korean communities now resident in Australia, the Australian Federal and Queensland State Governments, Australian war veterans and the Gold Coast City Council.
We thank those benefactors who graciously funded the construction of this memorial,
Republic of Korea's Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs
State of Queensland
Australian Federal Ministry of Veterans' Affairs
Gold Coast City Council
Australian Korean War Memorial Queensland
Association of Queensland Korean Veterans and Lt. Col M.B. Pears MC
And for all those who donated their time, effort and goodwill to this Wall of Remembrance
They went with songs to battle, they were young , straight of limb true of eye, steady and aglow, they were staunch to the end against odds uncounted, they fell with their faces to the foe
Joseph Ahn Maurie Pears
President AKWMQ Project Manager
Designed and constructed by Screenart and WJD Constructions
(Inscription in Korean)
WE, KOREANS CONSTRUCT THIS MONUMENT WITH NATURAL STONES FROM THE GAPYEONG BATTLE FIELD TO COMMEMORATE THE VALUABLE SACRIFICE AND DISTINGUISHED SERVICE OF AUSTRALIAN SOLDIERS IN THE GAPYEONG BATTLE DURING THE KOREAN WAR ( 1950 - 1953 )
AUGUST 20, 2011