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17-March-2015 (Peter F Williams)
17-March-2015 (Peter F Williams)

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The National Emergency Services Memorial commemorates the thousands of men and women who serve and have served in Australia`s emergency management and services organisations. The memorial provides a place to reflect on those who have been injured or died while carrying out their duties for the benefit of the wider Australian community.

 A feature of the memorial wall is a three-dimensional frieze which gathers a collection of images reflecting the diversity of emergency services personnel at work, and records some of their experiences. It is a visual expression of a story and experience of national emergency management based on the underlying principles of Prevent, Prepare, Respond, Recover. The varied level and scale of detail on the surface allows the images to be read at different distances, allowing images to appear depending on the position of the viewer and the light and shadow on the textured surface. The frieze provides multiple, simultaneous and non-linear readings.

Emergency Services in Australia is a collective description for a wide range of services provided by agencies throughout the country, involving a great many professionals, both career staff and volunteer workers. These agencies are responsible for the protection and preservation of life and property from harm resulting from incidents and emergencies that are considered in a field ranging from small yet hazardous events to catastrophic disasters, depending on their scale. All levels of government and private enterprise can be involved.

Location

Address:Rond Terrace, Kings Park, Parkes , 2612
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.292043
Long: 149.140703
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community
Monument Designer:Aspect Melbourne Pty Ltd. Frieze created by artist Charles Anderson. Sculpture created by Darryl Cowie
Link:http://www.nationalcapital.gov.au

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 12th July, 2004
Front Inscription

National Emergency Services Memorial

Honours the thousands of men and women who serve and have served in Australia`s emergency services.

The memorial provides a place to reflect on those who have fallen or perished while carrying out their duties for the benefit of the wider Australian community.

Dedicated by The Hon. John Howard MP, Prime Minister of Australia, 12 July 2004

Right Side Inscription

National Emergency Services Memorial

The National Emergency Services Memorial honours the thousands of men and women who serve and have served in Australia`s emergency services.

The memorial provides a place to reflect on those who have fallen or perished while carrying out their duties for the benefit of the wider Australian community.

Dedicated by the Hon. John Howard MP, Prime Minister of Australia

12 July 2004

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