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Commemorates those who have served in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved.   The monument consists of the original monument that was erected in 1950 and in front of it is a newer monument



Address:Point Danger, Torquay, 3228
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.338611
Long: 144.324167
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict


Front Inscription

(New Monument )


(Original Monument)

Plaque 1 :

Lest We Forget

In memory of fallen comrades
World War 1
World War 11

Erected by Torquay & District Ex-servicemens Club 1950

Plaque 2 :

Point Danger  A Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom

Victoria`s Point Danger, along the magnificent Surf Coast, is sincerely proud to join with the world-wide family of "Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossoms", sites of significance and inspiration to humanity around the globe which are dedicated by their communities to the cause of peace and international friendship.

Sri Chinmoy, an internationally recognised Ambassador of Peace - has consecrated his life to the pursuit of world harmony and the fulfilment of the unlimited potential of the human spirit as a universal goal.

In the name of Sri Chinmoy, we entreat all those who visit here to reflect upon the timeless beauty, the vastness and power of the ocean, as well as the fathomless peace that it inspiries in each human heart.

"There shall come a time when this world of ours will be flooded with peace.  Who is to bring about this radical change.  It will be you, you and your sisters and brothers.  You and your oneness heart will spread peace throughtout the length and breadth of the world." Sri Chinmoy

Left Side Inscription

(Original Monument)

Plaque 1 :

In memory of fallen comrades
Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam

Plaque 2 :

In memory of Colonel SIr Edward "Weary" Dunlop AC, CMG, OBE
Surgeon  Soldier  Sportsman
He risked his life, day after day, to save the lives of others during captivity by the Japanese 1942 - 1945
Prisoners of war described him as a lighthouse of sanity in a universe of madness and suffering
After the war, he worked to promote good relations with our Asian neighbours

Back Inscription

(New Monument )

Lest We Forget
In memory of those who have served their country in times of war and conflict

(Original Monument)

Plaque 1 :

Korean War
1950-1953 Active Service
1953 - 1956 Peacekeeping

Plaque 2 :

23/21 Btn
City of Geelong Regiment
1929 - 1947

In memory of former members of 23/21 Btn who served in Australia and overseas with various Army  Navy and Airforce units 1939-1946
Lest We Forget 

Right Side Inscription

(Original Monument)

Plaque 1 :

Darwin Defenders
1942 - 1945
In memory of all veterans who served defending Darwin
Lest We Forget

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