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Casement Memorial : 04-October-2011
Casement Memorial : 04-October-2011
Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

Commemorates the twentieth anniversary of the death of Bobby Sands and other hunger strikers.

The Casement Support Group, which was set up in Australia in 1983 to highlight the plight of Irish political prisoners and the injustice of British rule in Northern Ireland, organised the plaque with Craig Johnston, the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union State Secretary, and other Victorian unions.

Location

Address:Lygon Street, Trades Hall, Carlton, 3053
State:VIC
Area:Foreign
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.806324
Long: 144.966146
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Dissent

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 6th December, 2000
Front Inscription

Casement Memorial

In proud memory of the 10 Republican prisoners who died on hunger strike in the "H" Block of Long Kesh in 1981.  

"It is not those who can inflict the most, but those who can endure the most who will conquer".  Terence McSwiney.

Unveiled by Martin McGuinness, Sinn Fein, MP, MLA, Minister for education Wednesday 6/12/2000

Donated by AMWU, Craig Johnston State Secretary

Source: MA
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