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The 75th anniversary of Remembrance Day monument commemorates the Unknown Australian Soldier and those who died in service or were killed in action during World War One.

Plans to honour an unknown Australian soldier were first put forward in the 1920s but it was not until 1993 that one was at last brought home. To mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the First World War, the body of an unknown Australian soldier was recovered from Adelaide Cemetery near Villers-Bretonneux in France and transported to Australia . After lying in state in King's Hall in Old Parliament House, Unknown Australian Soldier was interred in the Hall of Memory at the Memorial on 11 November 1993.

Remembrance Day (11 November) marks the anniversary of the armistice which ended the First World War (1914–18). Each year Australians observe one minute silence at 11 am on 11 November, in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts.

 

Location

Address:Bass Highway & West Park Grove, Burnie Park, Burnie, 7320
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.047048
Long: 145.897999
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 11th November, 1993
Front Inscription

In memory of the fallen and the Unknown Australian Soldier

75th anniversary of Remembrance Day

11.11.1993

Source: MA
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