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The Garden of Remembrance honours those who lost their lives serving in the armed forces of Australia whose remains lay in places where official commemoration cannot be given. 

The Western Australian Garden of  Remembrance is situated adjacent to the Perth War Cemetery at Karrakatta Cemetery. From the main entrance, a central pathway leads to a gazebo where seats have been placed for visitors' comfort. A dedication plaque is located within the gazebo. Mounted below that plaque is a reopening plaque placed in 1997. From the gazebo a feature wall may be seen upon which a plaque has been placed with the inscription 'Their Name Liveth For Evermore'. Internal paths lead to all sections of the garden, including another feature wall displaying the three service emblems.

The Garden was officially opened on 23 October 1966 in the  presence of His Excellency the Governor  of West Australia, Major General Sir  Douglas Kendrew, KCMG, CB, CBE, DSO and  the Minister of the Interior, the Hon. J.D.  Anthony, MP.

In 1997 the Garden was extended and  extensively renovated. It was re-opened  by the Attorney-General, the Hon Daryl Williams, AM QC MP on 14 November 1997.  The Garden has a plaque capacity of 25,000.


Address:Smyth Road, adjacent Perth War Cemetery, Karrakatta, 6010
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.971127
Long: 115.805702
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Garden
Monument Theme:Conflict


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 23rd October, 1966
Front Inscription


Plaque :

Those Who Are Honoured In This

Died As A Result Of Service In The
Armed Forces Of The Commonwealth

Their Remains Rest In Places Where Official
Commemoration Cannot Be Given Or Were
Cremated And The Ashes Scattered 

Their Memory Shall Not Be Erased 

Left Side Inscription

The Western Australian
Garden of Remembrance
Was Officially Re-Opened By
The Hon Daryl Williams AM QC MP
Attorney General Of The
Commonwealth of Australia 

14th November 1997

Source: MA
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