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January-2008
January-2008
Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

Plaque pays tribute to aboriginal people who served in conflict.

In war, many Indigenous soldiers found a camaraderie and respect which crossed cultural boundaries. But even to be allowed to serve in conflicts up to the 1960s, they were forced to denounce their Aboriginality and were paid less than their European counterparts. Until recently their service to their country in wartime was largely unrecognised.

Location

Address:High & Swanbourne Streets, War Memorial, Monument Hill, Fremantle, 6160
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.052583
Long: 115.7569
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 1st July, 2001
Front Inscription

In Memory Of 
The Aboriginal Servicemen And Women 
Who Have Served Their Country 
In This Hour Of Need 
Since The Boer War (1901)

In So Doing 
They Helped Build A Nation.

Unveiled By 
His Excellency Lieutenant General John Sanderson 
Governor Of Western Australia
1/7/2001.

 

Source: MA
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