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Memorial wall at Karrakatta Cemetery commemorates the indigenous servicemen killed in conflict and buried overseas during World Wars One and Two. The memorial wall is located in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Keeping Place at Karrakatta Cemetery
The Keeping Place is a purpose-designed building holding the skeletal remains of indigenous people previously stored in museums around the State and the country.
The placement and construction of the wall has been co-ordinated by Honouring Indigenous War Graves Inc. (HIWG), a not-for-profit organisation that has funded and erected more than 100 headstones at the resting places of fallen indigenous service personnel. The Department of Indigenous Affairs contributed the majority of funding toward the memorial construction.
An estimated 700 indigenous soldiers from Western Australia were part of the World War One and World War Two campaigns. Each servicemen is commemorated by a plaque which is fitted to the wall.
|Address:||Railway Road, Aboriginal Keeping Place, Karrakatta Cemetery, Karrakatta, 6010|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -31.96875|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||January 2012|