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Brisbane South West Pacific Campaign Memorial
Brisbane South West Pacific Campaign Memorial

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / John Huth / Joanne Klein

A monument commemorates Australians and Allies who served and died during the South West Pacific Campaign (1942-1945) in World War Two.

The South West Pacific theatre, during World War Two, was a major theatre of the war between the Allies and Japan. It included the Philippines, the Dutch East Indies (except for Sumatra), Borneo, Australia and its mandate Territory of New Guinea (including the Bismarck Archipelago) and the western part of the Solomon Islands. This area was defined by the Allied powers' South West Pacific Area (SWPA) command. In the South West Pacific theatre, Japanese forces fought primarily against the forces of the United States and Australia.

Location

Address:Adelaide Street, ANZAC Square, Brisbane, 4000
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.466667
Long: 153.026389
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Approx. Event Start Date:1942
Approx. Event End Date:1945
Monument Designer:Artbusters

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 29th August, 1992
Front Inscription

South West Pacific Campaign 1942 - 1945.

This memorial depicts a wounded Australian soldier descending the Kokoda Trail assisted by a strong, dependable Papua New Guinean leading him to safety. They are being passed by a fresh, determined soldier resolute in the task ahead.

Alderman J. Soorley Lord Mayor of Brisbane.  
P. J. O`Keefe Chairman, Organising Committee

Back Inscription

South West Pacific Campaign 1942 - 1945.

This memorial commemorates those Australians and their Allies who died or served in the South West Pacific Campaign between 1945 and 1945.

Unveiled by ALDERMAN. J. SOORLEY
Lord Mayor of Brisbane
on 29 August 1992
During the Fiftieth Anniversary Year of the Milne Bay and Kokoda Campaigns, As A Tribute From The City of Brisbane.

Source: MA,SKP
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