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28-May-2015
28-May-2015

Photographs supplied by Howard Mitchell / Diane Watson / Russell Byers

A monument entitled "Survivors" commemorates the service and sacrifice of Australian merchant seamen who manned ships in all parts of the world during the First and Second World Wars.

The monument is formed around the central block of three large concrete and stone structures. The north and south sides of the block carry plaques recording the names and ships of merchant seamen who died during World War One and World War Two. On the west side of the block is a bronze sculpture depicting men helping others into a rubber raft.

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Location

Address:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden, Campbell, 2612
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.280667
Long: 149.148425
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Designer:Dennis Adams

Dedication

Front Inscription

This memorial commemorates commemorates the service and sacrifice of Australian merchant seamen who manned ships in all parts of the world during the First and Second World Wars.

The support these men provided was vital to the success of the war effort. Merchant ships carried vital supplies and troops but were vulnerable to enemy attack because they were generally slow, poorly armed and often loaded with dangerous cargoes

Source: MA, SKP
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