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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.
|Address:||High & Swanbourne Streets, War Memorial, Monument Hill, Fremantle, 6160|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -32.052583|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 1st July, 2001|
In memory of The Aboriginal service men 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