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Sculpture commemorates Doctor Jose P Rizal (1861-1896) National Hero of the Phillipines.The plaque on the memorial was erected as a tribute to the Australian Bicentenary.

Dr Rizal was the most prominent advocate for reforms in the Philippines during the Spanish colonial era. Rizal was more than just a national icon, he was a scholar, educator and doctor. He fought against the 333 years of Spanish rule, but was an advocate of peaceful means of reform, rather than of violent means. Ironically it would be his death that became the catalyst for the Philippines Revolution. The government was none too happy with his ideals and he soon found himself an enemy of the State. After being implicated in the activities of rebellion, Rizal was imprisoned , along with his brother Paciano, in Fort Santiago before being deported to Dapitan (province of the Philippines). He was later executed by firing squad after being found guilty of rebellion and conspiracy. He was secretly buried in Paco Cemetery in Manila with no identification on his grave.

Location

Address:Parramatta Road & Orpington Street , Ashfield Park, Ashfield, 2131
State:NSW
Area:Foreign
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.884444
Long: 151.134722
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Humanitarian
Link:http://www.acph.nicheit.com.au

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 19th June, 1988
Front Inscription

DR. JOSE P. RIZAL
June 19. 1861 - December 30, 1896
National Hero of the Philippines
Pambansang Bayani ng Pilipinas

This plaque was unveiled by
DAME SALVE MARTINEZ-GIL, President A.P.A.
Kor - Damas de Rizal 1962
on 19th June 1988
on behalf of the
Australian Philippine Association
as a tribute to the Australian Bicentennial
Special thanks for Transfield Pty Ltd
Ashfield Municipal Council

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Source: ACPH,MA
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