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The plaque commemorates those children who have died from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) . 

Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), also known as cot death or crib death, is the sudden death of an infant that is not predicted by medical history and remains unexplained after a thorough forensic autopsy and detailed death scene investigation. Infants are at the highest risk for SIDS during sleep. Typically the infant is found dead after having been put to bed, and exhibits no signs of having struggle.


Address:Macquarie Street & Shakspeare Place, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, 2000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.86603
Long: 151.212909
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 6th August, 1996
Front Inscription

In memory ...

This garden commemorates the precious  lives of the children who have died from  Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

Their death, which brought unparalleled grief and pain  to their families. is surpassed only by the love and happiness they gave in life. 

For the families of SIDS victims, some part of every day is given to remembering them, and we  invite you to think of them with us. 

The life of every child leaves a footprint on our hearts 

The Sudden Infant Death Association (NSW) inc. 6 August 1996.

Source: MA
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