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28-November-2015
28-November-2015
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A monument commemorates those who have lost their lives while taking illicit drugs.

Location

Address:Weston Park Road & Prescott Lane, Weston Park, Yarralumla, 2600
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: 35.292186
Long: 149.092436
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 16th December, 1996
Front Inscription

"...The blossoms are blossoming without you..."
(Jennifer Meyers, "Joshua knew only the winter")

TO ALL WHO LOSE THEIR LIFE FROM OUR EFFORTS TO SAVE THEM FROM DRUGS

"You have gone from earth,
Gone even from the meaning of a name;
Yet something’s there, yet something forms its lips
And hits and cries against the ports of space,
Beating their sides to make its fury heard.

"But I was bound, and could not go that way,
But I was blind, and could not feel your hand.
If I could find an answer, could only find
Your meaning, or could say why you were here
Who now are gone, what purpose gave you breath
Or seized it back, might I not hear your voice?"
(Kenneth Slessor, "Five Bells")

Officially unveiled by Kate Carnell MLA Chief Minister, Australian Capital Territory

Dedicated by Bishop Richard Randerson  Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn
16 December 1996
Erected by Families and Friends for Drug Law Reform

Source: MA
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