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12-July-2016
12-July-2016

Plaque commemorates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who have served in the Australian armed forces. Their contribution began as trackers with the Australian contingent in the Second Boer War in South Africa (1899 - 1902).

Approximately 500 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders served with the 1st Australian Imperial Force in World War One. About one third of these were casualties and one a prisoner-of-war. During World War Two, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders served in the Australian Army 2nd Australian Imperial Force as well as in the Royal Australian Navy and the Royal Australian Air Force.

Since 1946, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders have also proudly served with distinction as members of the Australian Defence Force in Korea, Malaya, Borneo, Vietnam, Somalia, Rwanda, East Timor, Afghanistan and Iraq.

Location

Address:Treloar Crescent, Remembrance Park, Behind Australian War Memorial, 250metres north of Remembrance Driveway Cairn, Campbell, 2602
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.277778
Long: 149.153889
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple

Dedication

Front Inscription
        REMEMBERING
THE ABORIGINAL PEOPLE 
     WHO SERVED IN
THE AUSTRALIAN FORCES
Source: MA,SKP
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